Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Projects

"Why Do Bridges Fail?" Plus A Regional Good New Story
Transportation
Chirag Rabari March 27, 2018
By Chirag Rabari
A bridge under construction

The collapse earlier this month of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU) was shocking and upsetting for many reasons: six people lost their lives, the bridge had been intended to increase pedestrian safety, and there's a possibility that warning signs went unheeded. But beyond the tragedy and fall-out, it also raises several questions: Why? What makes a bridge collapse? And what are conditions like for our bridges here in the Bay Area? Continue reading on to find out more.