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Why Bridges Collapse

Season 46 Episode 18 | 53m 9s Video has closed captioning.

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?

Aired: 10/16/19

Expires: 06/10/20

Rating: NR

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