First Look Italy bridge collapse serves as a cautionary tale on older bridges

While investigators don't yet know why the Morandi Bridge in the Italian city of Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people, the disaster brings to the fore issues with aging bridges. 

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The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the years. Its design is now being investigated as a possible contributor to its stunning collapse.

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