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NOVA: Why Bridges Collapse

"Why Bridges Collapse"
"Why Bridges Collapse"

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with KPBS Passport! + Encores Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV and 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

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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