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Bridge collapse in Italy, at least 22 dead

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  1. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45183624

    A motorway bridge has collapsed near the northwest Italian city of Genoa, sending vehicles plummeting up to 90m (295ft) to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials say.

    Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the suspension bridge collapsing in stormy weather.

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    Damn. How tragic. I was living in Minnesota when the I35W bridge collapse happened. Really a shock to the community. Hoping Italy can handle ok. I have no idea how their infrastructure as a whole is
     
  2. WhitebeltXL Black Belt

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    Apparently work was currently being undertaken to shore up the foundations.

    Whoever signed the bridge off as safe whilst under maintenance is probably shitting bricks right now.
     
  3. Social Distance Warrior Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Pasta La vista....


    Wow, that was a WHOPing death toll....

    No but seriously, rip.
     
  4. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Heads will roll.
     
  5. Billy no mates The Pub bore .

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    I should think that there's some fairly epic arse covering underway right now .
     
  6. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    holy shit thats some drop.... that wouldve been a horrible way to go. RIP to all the people who lost their lives.

    this is why countries need to maintain their infrastructure
     
  7. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The bridge is 50 years old but the concrete in this picture looks like it broke in segments like it was poorly bonded. The problem with concrete is it's difficult to know how strong it is.
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  8. Renard Red Belt

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    I always have a smidgen of discomfort whenever I'm driving in a tunnel or under a large pedestrian bridge or overpass because it's like "So motherfucker, is this gonna be the 1 out of million moment where you decide to collapse?"
     
  9. Son of Jamin Make MMA Great Again

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    Sadly, they took that bridge too far!

    What a horrible way to go!
     
  10. SaiWa Red Belt

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    RIP.

    At least one child dead. Those are always the worse for me.
     
  11. loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    Are you Italian? Or in a country that deals with Italian contractors?
     
  12. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    It's an unusual bridge design.

    Don't even know what you would call it.
     
  13. Rholk Green Belt

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    1 lucky trucker
     
  14. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The death toll is up to 35 now. It seems there were known problems with the design of the bridge. Warnings went unheeded.

     
  15. Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Maybe someone will make a shirt for him along the lines of this one.

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  16. tonni 2019 Snitch of the Year

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    Jesus christ look at that fucking plunge you'd take.
     
  17. tonni 2019 Snitch of the Year

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    depends on the area, but contracting in Italy is iffy business to say the least.
     
  18. scoopj ackson

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    Looks like an admission of guilt by the engineer.
     
  19. Stranger Come Knocking Red Belt

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    Where the fuck was mothman?
     
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    Isn't that every country?
     

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