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Offline raybrag

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Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy: At Least 35 Dead
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:01:10 PM »

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/highway-bridge-collapses-genoa-italy-200-firefighters-scene-n900481

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/genoa-bridge-collapse/index.html
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Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy: At Least 35 Dead
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:01:10 PM »


Offline manhattan

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Re: Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy: At Least 35 Dead
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 11:39:17 PM »
This is from Deutsche Welle, a major German news source.  Iím curious to know if anyone has information as to differences between whatís described here and U.S. testing standards.  Thanks in advance.

https://www.dw.com/en/this-is-how-engineers-test-concrete-structures-for-strength/a-45109174?maca=en-newsletter_en_bulletin-2097-html-newsletter

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Re: Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy: At Least 35 Dead
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 11:51:33 AM »
I'm not a civil engineer so I don't know all the details but overall the inspection messes described in that article are pretty close to what I've seen performed in the states.  I'm sure especially nowadays with all the world what access engineers have the procedures are quite close and everybody use the best available practices and equipment.

One thing I did notice in the article and it might've just been left out is that in any major highway structures such as bridges etc. they use epoxy coated rebar to limit corrosion here in the states.  Not hearsay do that in Europe or not but I would assume that do.  You can easily identify when they are installing it because instead of being plain metal color the rebar is a light green color because of the epoxy.

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Re: Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy: At Least 35 Dead
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 05:44:56 PM »
Thanks, Bulldog.  I wasn't aware of the epoxy coating.