Engineering

A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 43 Saturday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete. RAI state television broadcast excerpts Sunday...
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Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when the raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa, while private broadcaster Sky TG24 said the collapsed section was about 200-meter long (650 feet). (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 12:03 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its...
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Rescuers work to recover an injured person after the Morandi highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The highway bridge collapsed during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it "an immense...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation officials in North Carolina say approximately eight miles (12 km) of a concrete barrier along Interstate 77 will have to be replaced because it contains no reinforcing steel. WJZY-TV in Charlotte reports the N.C. Department of Transportation said the concrete...
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A villager takes refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless. (Attapeu Today via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 4:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a dam that flooded villages in southeastern Laos (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The state news agency in Laos says officials in the southeastern province where a dam collapsed have confirmed 19 dead so far from flooding. The KPL news agency said Wednesday...
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May 31, 2018 - 2:47 am
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says high water levels have made it unsafe to swim or boat in Georgia's Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. The Corps tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that water must be released out of Buford Dam 24 hours a day for the next...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, a neighborhood near Addicks Reservoir are flooded by rain from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Houston area officials said Monday, April 9, 2018, during a congressional hearing that they weren’t aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 09, 2018 - 8:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area officials said Monday during a congressional hearing that they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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FILE- This March 10, 2018 file photo shows the main span of the a pedestrian bridge being positioned to connect the City of Sweetwater to Florida International University near Miami. The 950- ton new bridge collapsed, Thursday, March 15, 2018, over several cars causing fatalities and injuries. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show that the Florida Department of Transportation in October 2016 ordered Florida International University and its contractors to move the bridge's main, signature pylon 11 feet north to the edge of a canal, widening the distance the crossing would gap between its supports and requiring a new base structural design. (Pedro Portal/ The Miami Herald via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 6:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a...
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Six crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Florida International University campus in Miami on Saturday, March 17, 2018, near the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse that killed at least six people on March 15. (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay)
March 18, 2018 - 5:41 am
MIAMI (AP) — As crews removed bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span. "Why they had to build this monstrosity in...
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Joe Smitha of Palm Harbor, Fla., speaks with reporters on Saturday, March 17, 2018, about his niece, Alexa Duran, whose family has identified her as one of at least six victims of a bridge collapse near the Florida International University campus in the Miami area on March 15. (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay)
March 17, 2018 - 5:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span. "Why they had to build this...
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