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Hurricane Irma’s storm surge, wind could damage vulnerable Florida bridges

This A USA Today story carried in numerous newspapers
nationwide about potential damage from Hurricane Irma notes a 2007
study by then-UB engineering professor Gilberto Mosqueda who said a
lesson learned from Hurricane Katrina is that bridges “account for
gravity. They’re not designed to resist an uplift
force.” Forecasters have predicted storm surges to reach 20
feet, approaching the height of those in Hurricane Katrina, and
long stretches of bridge spanning areas such as the Florida Keys
and Tampa Bay could face serious risks from Irma.

Read more:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-florida-bridges-vulnerable/639066001/
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-florida-bridges-vulnerable/639066001/
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-florida-bridges-vulnerable/639066001/

found for you by the Independence News Desk at
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/ub-in-the-news/2017/09/001.html


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