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Author Topic: Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona  (Read 1203 times)

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Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:56:27 PM »

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39218467


The Overpass collapsed according to sources.
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Re: Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 04:15:31 AM »

The overpass was undergoing reconstruction, evidently it was jacked up when the collapse occurred.

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Re: Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 12:25:47 PM »

So, they just set concrete barriers in a traffic lane without any channelization devices before them?
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Re: Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 11:27:08 AM »

So, they just set concrete barriers in a traffic lane without any channelization devices before them?

Italian motorways are renowned for short, tight merges and narrow lanes.

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Re: Italy: Two die as motorway bridge collapses near Ancona
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 03:19:09 PM »

Yes, in Italy you'll notice that the median barrier is generally almost on the edge of a driving lane.

Though full left shoulders are uncommon almost anywhere in Europe. Usually it's some 0.5 - 1.5 m (2-5 ft). Left shoulders seem to be a North American design standard. The Netherlands also mandated it with motorway design standards (if there are 4 or more lanes in one direction) but in most cases they've been turned into driving lanes or omitted due to cost.

 


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