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Re: Questions will be asked - Bridge Collapse
« Reply #15 on: 15 August 2018, 18:35:13 »

Probably! Wasnt it STEMO that broke the story?

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Southern Turin something Mafia Organisation?  ;D
Everything was built with mafia concrete. 10 Italian Lira per ton, an offer you couldn't refuse.  ;D
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Re: Questions will be asked - Bridge Collapse
« Reply #16 on: 15 August 2018, 18:37:32 »

If it was reinforced using Italian steel Im surprised it lasted as log as it did.
We bought a batch of it to use in reinforced concrete where I used to work, as it was cheap. It became very expensive when all the floors laid with it had to be ripped up from the buildings as they started to collapse.
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Re: Questions will be asked - Bridge Collapse
« Reply #17 on: 15 August 2018, 18:37:36 »

An Italian journalist, who has been on the story of his countries failures in investigating in infrastructure throughout Italy despite billions of EU Euros, stated that this particular bridge was subject to major concerns about it's structure 25 years ago. He stated that it was typical of Italy that one of the political parties then, and continually since, has denied this bridge required repairs.  They considered it a waste of money and the funds went elsewhere, as they still do.  He reckoned this was the fault of the politicians, and current repair works were all too little too late.

He went on to say this was an example of "the rotten heart of a wonderful country".  As an Italian he was ashamed of his country and their politics.
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Re: Questions will be asked - Bridge Collapse
« Reply #18 on: 15 August 2018, 19:23:09 »

According to reports there have been 5 other bridge collapses in the last 5yrs :o So although they probably weren't as dramatic/fatal as this one the Italians aren't exactly new to building folding bridges :D
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Re: Questions will be asked - Bridge Collapse
« Reply #19 on: 15 August 2018, 22:20:55 »

An Italian journalist, who has been on the story of his countries failures in investigating in infrastructure throughout Italy despite billions of EU Euros, stated that this particular bridge was subject to major concerns about it's structure 25 years ago. He stated that it was typical of Italy that one of the political parties then, and continually since, has denied this bridge required repairs.  They considered it a waste of money and the funds went elsewhere, as they still do.  He reckoned this was the fault of the politicians, and current repair works were all too little too late.

He went on to say this was an example of "the rotten heart of a wonderful country".  As an Italian he was ashamed of his country and their politics.

Ihadto smile when they said there was a dearth of EU money going into Italy to repair such infrastructure. I bet there is a dearth of EU money going into Britain to repair their roads and bridges.  ;D
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