NOVA: Why Bridges Collapse
Airs Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2
Thursday, October 10, 2019
In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people.
For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements — and stress from ever-increasing traffic.
What went wrong that fateful day? And how can new engineering technology protect bridge infrastructure to prevent such tragic failures in the future?
NOVA investigates and explores other bridge collapses across the United States.
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