Tag: bridge collapse


Engineer: Baltimore collapse will change how bridges are built

March 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Safeguarding a bridge against a major collision with a container ship is not “economically feasible,” Ben Schafer, professor of civil and systems engineering at Johns Hopkins University said during a Wednesday call with reporters. Schafer called the Key Bridge protections […]

Construction Techniques

Rapid Replaement of Genoa Bridge Could Be a Model of Project Management

August 20, 2020

Via: ENR

A new Genoa bridge was inaugurated Aug. 3, almost two years after the collapse of the city’s Polcevera viaduct that killed 43. The precise causes of the collapse and culpability remain uncertain. Government ministers are working to eject key shareholders […]

Construction Processes, Design

How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

November 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has all but concluded its investigation into the March 2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, which killed six people and injured several others. Its findings, foreshadowed by an earlier report from OSHA’s Office of […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

NTSB determines probable cause for deadly FIU bridge collapse

October 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the deadly March 15, 2018, Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse was related to load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc. The board also […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]