Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

Genoa Morandi bridge replaced

Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 692 ✭✭✭ unhappys10


    I was due to pass under it that day. Was on a train journey from Venice to Nice, we had to stop in Milan where we were delayed. No one knew what the reason for the delay was at the time.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,207 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    We cannot even get a tender out for a bridge in 24 months, let alone build it in that time.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53628580

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-53628901/genoa-bridge-like-a-white-vessel-crossing-the-valley

    Let us hope it lasts much longer than the last one.

    Well, they declared an emergency, and circumvented the entire process. Normally they're worse than we are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭ Flesh Gorden


    unhappys10 wrote: »
    I was due to pass under it that day. Was on a train journey from Venice to Nice, we had to stop in Milan where we were delayed. No one knew what the reason for the delay was at the time.
    unhappys10 wrote: »
    I was due to pass under it that day. Was on a train journey from Venice to Nice, we had to stop in Milan where we were delayed. No one knew what the reason for the delay was at the time.
    unhappys10 wrote: »
    I was due to pass under it that day. Was on a train journey from Venice to Nice, we had to stop in Milan where we were delayed. No one knew what the reason for the delay was at the time.


    The Thello train from Nice to Venice that runs through Milan, doesn't pass under that bridge.

    It's the northern line from Turin/Lyon that would have been passing under that collapsed bridge


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,594 ✭✭✭ CrabRevolution


    The replacement bridge for the Mirandi bridge, which collapsed two years ago with the loss of 43 lives, has reopened today (Monday 3rd Aug). The designer is Renzo Piano, who designed the Pompidou Centre in Paris among other projects. He is a native of Genoa.

    A great achievement for the city of Genoa.

    We cannot even get a tender out for a bridge in 24 months, let alone build it in that time.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53628580

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-53628901/genoa-bridge-like-a-white-vessel-crossing-the-valley

    Let us hope it lasts much longer than the last one.
    It's easy to build a bridge quickly when you failed to maintain the old one so badly that it collapsed and killed 43 people.

    What's the average time taken for a regular Italian bridge to get built?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,110 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    It's easy to build a bridge quickly when you failed to maintain the old one so badly that it collapsed and killed 43 people.

    What's the average time taken for a regular Italian bridge to get built?

    It is never easy to build a bridge like the Piano designed Genoa bridge.

    It is not a simple single span structure over a river.

    What hastened the design and build was its effect on traffic flow. It was a major artery for through traffic passing through Genoa, and the fact it was a replacement so no route design.


  • Advertisement
Advertisement