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barbados
1293159.  Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:21 am Reply with quote

Why did you quote Dix there?
The comment was in response to bobwilson's explaining why his comment wasn't fully correct.

 
Dix
1293166.  Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:34 pm Reply with quote

Because I'm eminently quotable?



where's that coat now

 
Dix
1293372.  Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:29 am Reply with quote

New Civil Engineer

 
dr.bob
1293390.  Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:19 am Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
Why did you quote Dix there?


I made a slight mistake in not including the bit where Dix mentions that you can't build a bridge without steel reinforcement, but the rest of the bit I quoted was talking about the lack of tensile strength, which is why reinforced concrete is reinforced with steel. I felt that was relevant to the bit I mentioned.

 
dr.bob
1293391.  Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:23 am Reply with quote

Dix wrote:
New Civil Engineer


I've noticed lots of news outlets referring to the company that was responsible for the bridge as "Autostrade". This, it turns out, is wrong.

According to the wiki page on the subject, the company was called "Autostrade" up until 2002. At that point, the responsibility for maintaining Italy's major roads was transferred from "Autostrade" to a new company called "Autostrade per l'Italia". Weirdly, "Autostrade per l'Italia" was wholly owned by "Autostrade".

However, in 2007, the parent company "Autostrade" changed its name to "Atlantia". Thus, the news outlets should really be referring to either "Autostrade per l'Italia" or "Atlantia", not "Autostrade".

If anyone cares :)

 
crissdee
1293428.  Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:43 pm Reply with quote

It's all just a cover for Fat Tony and his business associates anyway........

 
Dix
1303494.  Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:08 pm Reply with quote

Apparently Renzo Piano is going to design a new bridge in Genoa

 

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