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In this aerial image, the steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of a container ship after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore on March 26, 2024. Jim Watson for Getty Images

Failure of Francis Scott Key Bridge provides future engineers a chance to learn how to better protect the public

A bridge engineering expert discusses the costs and limitations of building structures to withstand extreme events – and what it takes to prepare the next generation of civil engineers.
There are more than 50,000 public bridges in Australia. (The Sea Cliff bridge is one Australia’s newer bridges, built in 2005). from

Are Australian bridges safe, and can we do better?

Australian bridges are generally safe, but we don’t have transparent information about how often they’re inspected or maintained.

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