15 Aug 2018

Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:19 pm on 15 August 2018

Earlier this morning 23 people died and a further 15 injured when the Morandi Bridge collapsed. 

Professor Alessandro Palermo of the University of Canterbury joins us to talk a bit about this specific bridge, and what can cause such structures to collapse.

Rescuers inspect the rubble after a section of a motorway bridge collapsed earlier in Genoa.

Rescuers inspect the rubble after a section of a motorway bridge collapsed earlier in Genoa. Photo: AFP