by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/20/18, 11:10 am
An Italian news magazine reported Monday that the bridge that collapsed last week in Genoa was known to have weakened by 20 percent, but engineering experts did nothing about it. In February, engineers determined that corrosion had degraded the metal cables supporting the bridge, but they did not try to limit traffic on it. A large section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday during a heavy downpour, killing 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 600 nearby residents.