Design shortcomings and a lack of appreciation of the risks of taking cores close to a water main are among factors blamed for last year’s partial collapse of a bridge onto a railway line in Leicestershire, England.
Hearings postponed again due to 'technical challenges'
The primary factor which caused the fracture of a truss element on the Delaware River Bridge has been identified, as the structure was reopened to traffic
Crews have been working to jack the damaged deck of the Delaware River bridge in the USA back into place.
Emergency repair contracts with a total value of more than US$9 million have been ratified to safeguard the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge in the USA.
A major bridge which connects Pennsylvania with New Jersey over the Delaware River will remain closed indefinitely while engineers develop a plan to stabilise the bridge after last week’s discovery of a fracture in a major truss member.
The UK's Rail Accident Investigation Board has announced that it is to investigate the partial collapse of a bridge over live rail lines at Barrow on Soar in the UK.
Five cases of material falling from bridges have been highlighted in the latest Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety newsletter, in a timely reminder of the danger of hidden defects on bridges.
The inquiry into the collapse of temporary works on the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist bridge construction project in Johannesburg, South Africa is expected to resume today (Thursday) and continue for seven successive days until 15 July.
Norwegian highways authority Statens Vegvesen has temporarily closed three timber bridges as a precaution after identifying the cause of the collapse of a new bridge in Sjoa on 17 February.
The Forth Road Bridge in Scotland reopened to heavy goods vehicles at the weekend after complex repair works were completed and monitoring showed the load-bearing capacity of the structure had been restored.
The primary temporary repair system has now been installed and tested at the Nipigon River Bridge.
A timber bridge that collapsed as a truck drove over it in Norway this week had only a third of the intended load capacity, investigators have found.
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has brought in the National Research Council of Canada to help determine the cause of last week’s major mechanical failure at the new Nipigon River Bridge.
Join Amey's bridge inspectors on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland as they take a trip in the Bronto Skylift mobile elevating work platform.
Scotland’s Forth Road Bridge is to remain closed until early in the New Year following the discovery last week of a fracture in a key load-bearing steel element.
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