I can’t say I enjoy getting up before 7 am, but it was worth it this morning, particularly to speak about an ongoing event related to structural collapse. I had the chance to join Hallie Cotnam on CBC/Radio-Canada’s Ottawa Morning for an in-studio interview on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. From a structural standpoint, protecting the primary pier against the impact of a 116,000+ ton cargo ship travelling at 15 km/hr is likely not economically feasible. As with all built infrastructure here in Canada, engineers are tasked with striking a balance between life safety, reliability, and cost, following our building codes, standards, and regulations.

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