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How do forensic engineers investigate bridge collapses, like the one in Miami?

  • Written by Martin Gordon, Professor of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
How do forensic engineers investigate bridge collapses, like the one in Miami?What caused this bridge to collapse?AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

On March 15, a 950-ton partially assembled pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami suddenly collapsed onto the busy highway below, killing six people and seriously injuring nine. Forensic engineers are taking center stage in the ongoing investigation to find out what...

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