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Engineers Last Year Warned Operator About Genoa Bridge: Reports

An engineering study commissioned by Italian highway operator Autostrade last year warned about the state of the concrete-encased cable stays that held up a bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, two Italian newspapers reported on Friday. Autostrade per l’Italia, …

Researchers Examine Ways to Improve Pennsylvania Bridges

Every day, millions of Pennsylvania motorists drive on or under one of the commonwealth’s more than 22,000 bridges without ever thinking about its safety and durability. Researchers at Penn State, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), however, …

Pennsylvania Gas Lines Estimated to Take Decades to Replace

Pennsylvania’s natural gas utilities say replacing cast iron and uncoated steel lines in their distribution systems that carry gas to homes and businesses will take decades and cost billions of dollars, a newspaper reported. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review cites documents filed …

Report: Michigan a Leader in Outdated Gas Lines

Michigan is one of the nation’s leaders in the amount of outdated, leaky cast-iron and wrought-iron natural gas pipes, according to a report published Sunday. The state has 3,153 miles of the pipes, fifth in the nation, the Detroit Free …