Lessons from the Genoa bridge tragedy
To avoid another tragedy of this kind, all structures need to be designed to fulfil all of the relevant limit states over the entire service life of the structure, writes Prof. M. Saeed Mirza of McGill University.
A view of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, pictured in 2012. A long section of the bridge collapsed in mid-August, killing 37 vehicle occupants. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons