Sunday, 5th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

How structurally sound is Italy’s aging infrastructure?

The collapse of Genoa's Morandi Bridge has many Italians worried that it could happen again. Many bridges in Italy were built in the 1950s and 60s and are showing their years, and maintaining them is a daunting task. How structurally sound are they?

Related

16 Dec
Here is what we now know about the bridge being constructed to minimise traffic congestion on the old Niger Bridge and estimated to gulp a whopping ₦414 billion.⁣⁣
23 Jul 2021
Residents of several floods that disrupted Chinese villages in Henan province were evacuated with an emergency boat bridge built overnight.
26 Jul 2021
Men take part in the 455th edition of the Old Bridge Diving competition in Mostar, in Bosnia. This prestigious Balkan competition was won this year by Serbian Dragan Milnovic, who won the "swallow" discipline, which consists of diving head first into the river.
5 Aug 2021
The Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for repair work on the Airport Flyover Bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works from August 9 to October 3, 2021. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, explained that the Oshodi-bound lane would be barred from vehicular movement from midnight on 9th August 2021 and reopened partially on the midnight of 14th August 2021 for the first phase of repairs.⁣
27 Aug 2021
Drivers of commercial buses, popularly called ‘Danfo', along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, are protesting over the incessant extortion they face from state officials. They are accusing the men of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) of extortion.
24 Sep 2021
This Thursday is International Day of Sign Languages. We take a closer look at the French sign language, more commonly known as LSF or "Langue des signes française", which was banned in France until 1977. Even though today only a minority of people master the language, it's developing little by little, even among non-deaf people. FRANCE 24's Éléonore Vanel, Erika Olavarria and James Vasina report.
30 Nov 2021
After 11 months it was closed to traffic, the Toyota-Murtala Mohammed Airport Road link bridge has opened to traffic. Repair works commenced on the damaged bridge after six months of closure and it was meant to open to traffic by the end of September but the government further delayed reopening to carry out additional work.
5 Feb 2022
This pedestrian bridge at Five Star Bus Stop, along the ever-busy Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, is anything but a five-star facility. With nothing acting as a barrier between pedestrians and a probable 40-foot plunge to their doom, it’s sadly one of the most dangerous bridges in the world.
14 Feb 2022
Protesters blocking a major bridge connecting Canada and the US were ordered to clear the area by a court ruling.
14 Feb 2022
A judge in Canada has ordered protesters to stop blocking a bridge between Canada and the US city of Detroit. The dayslong demonstration has snarled trade and sparked worries from Washington.
8 Mar 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
24 Mar 2022
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.