The engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned of its corrosion risk 39 years ago

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The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens of people warned four decades ago it was at a high risk for corrosion. 
Riccardo Morandi wrote a report in 1979 that said the bridge’s proximity to sea air and pollution from a steel plant should have necessitated constant maintenance to remove rust. 
 A huge section of the bridge collapsed August 14 during a fierce storm, killing 43 people and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents in the densely built-up area.

ROME (AP) — The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete.

RAI state television broadcast excerpts Sunday of the report that the late engineer Riccardo Morandi penned in 1979, 12 years after the bridge bearing his name was inaugurated in Genoa. The Associated Press downloaded the English-language report from an engineering news portal.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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