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Engineering.com   10 January 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Five months after the deadly Genoa bridge collapse, the city has announced that it will replace the structure with another bridge that its designer claims will &ldquo;last for a thousand years.&rdquo;<br />On December 19, 2018, city mayor Marco Bucci announced ...
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Channel NewsAsia / YouTube   14 August 2018   Italy   Genoa  
<p>GENOA, Italy: At least 22 are dead after a motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday (Aug 14) over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".</p><p>The Italian fire service said that the ...
The Local IT   07 August 2018   Italy  
<p>Two landslides close to the northern resort town of Courmayeur have killed one tourist and caused panic among many others, with over 100 people evacuated.<br />A couple from Milan was reported to have died after the landslides, caused by storms in the Val ...
University of Bristol   09 May 2018   Italy   Pisa  
<p>Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and ...
Metro   15 February 2018   Italy   Rome  
<p>Several cars were swallowed up and dozens of people were evacuated when a construction site apparently collapsed.<br /><br />At least six cars fell into the 30ft hole in Rome when the ground collapsed beneath them at around 5.30pm.<br /><br />The collapse ...
Express   22 August 2017   Italy   Ischia  
<p>The 4.5 magnitude quake hit the tourist hotspot at 8:57pm local time (7:57pm UK time), according to Italian authorities.</p><p>Two women died and 39 people are injured – at least one of them seriously – after the earthquake struck.</p><p>Seven are still ...
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BBC NEWS   06 July 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Researchers have unlocked the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.</p><p>Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks.</p><p>Now scientists have discovered ...
The construction index   14 March 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>The designs have been unveiled for a new football stadium designed by Arup for the Italian city of Florence.</p> <p>ACF Fiorentina&rsquo;s new venue will host the club&rsquo;s home matches and will be part of the redevelopment of a 48ha area, which includes ...
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The Guardian   10 March 2017   Italy   Marche, Ancona  
<p>An Italian couple have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, in Italy&rsquo;s second such tragedy in just over four months.<br /><br />Police said Antonella Viviani, 54, and her husband, 60-year-old Emidio Diomede, died at the ...
The Independent   19 January 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, authorities say.</p> <p>Italian media said the avalanche covered the three-storey hotel in Abruzzo, an earthquake-hit zone ...