Florida bridge collapse: lessons learnt (online)
Date & Time

20 July 2021
18:00-19:15 BST

Price
Free
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Florida bridge collapse: lessons learnt (online)

Lecture
Date & Time

20 July 2021
18:00-19:15 BST

Price
Free

Lessons learned from the collapse of a new footbridge over a live highway during construction, resulting in a tragic loss of life.

This presentation, part of the Institution's Technical Lecture Series, will look at the bridge collapse and the reasoning for the subsequent CROSS Safety Alert (download available below).

It will examine:
  • what happened in the lead up to the collapse
  • why the collapse happened
  • what can be learned by the industry to avoid a repeat event

It will give recommendations, thoughts for the future, and further reading materials. All of this will be aimed at preventing a future tragedy.
 

Intended for

All those involved in the design and execution of bridges and other structures
 

Speaker

Steve Matthews

Capital Delivery Principal Discipline Expert for Buildings and Civils, Network Rails Technical Authority
Steve is a Fellow of both the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers, with over 30 years experience in consultancy, contracting and in Client assurance roles. His passion is the dissemination of lessons learnt and good practice for the benefit of the Railway and wider construction industry, working with IStructE, CROSS UK, Temporary Works Forum, the Get It Right Initiative and others.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Downloads

Supporting Resources & Events

Case Study

Akram Malik discusses the bridge, the sequence of events leading to the collapse, and the investigations to date with the latest information.

Publish Date ‐ 17 September 2019

Location ‐ N/A

Price ‐ Free

Tags

Technical Lecture Series Lecture Evening Bridge - pedestrian Safety Structural failure IStructE London HQ Design Practice Risk & Structural Safety Committee

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