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Eine Stellungnahme von 'Highways England' als Reaktion auf den Brückeneinsturz in Genua, Italien.

Published 16 August 2018 - From: Highways England Please find below the Highways England statement in response to the tragic bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.

Der Chefingenieur für Autobahnen von Highway England, Mike Wilson, sagte: Unser tiefstes Mitgefühl ist bei jedem, der von diesem tragischen Brückeneinsturz in Genua, Italien, betroffen ist.

Wir können Autofahrern versichern, dass Sicherheit für uns die höchste Priorität hat und immer haben wird.

Wir haben detaillierte Standards für die Planung und die Kontrollprozesse, um sicherzustellen, dass Brücken geplant und konstruiert werden, die den Straßennutzern sichere und bequeme Reisen bieten. This is supported by a thorough and regular regime for inspecting all structures, including bridges, on England’s motorways and major “A” roads and taking any necessary action to help ensure they stay safe.

Ein sehr kleiner Teil unserer Bauten sind Hänge- oder Schrägseilbrücken, aber keine von ihnen hat eine ähnliche Konstruktion wie die in Genua.

Wir sind bestrebt, unser Straßennetz ständig zu verbessern, um jede Reise so sicher wie möglich zu machen. Sobald die Gründe für den Zusammenbruch der Brücke in Genua untersucht und begutachtet worden sind, werden wir sorgfältig beurteilen, welche Lehren daraus zu ziehen sind, und wir werden alle erforderlichen Veränderungen an unseren Standards und Prozessen vornehmen.

Background there are more than 21,000 structures on England’s network of motorways and major “A” roads, none of which are of similar design to the one in Italy Highways England has a rigorous inspection regime for all structures, which takes into account design, age and likely maintenance needs general inspections are undertaken every two years with more detailed principal inspections typically every six years which involve close inspection of all parts of a structure General enquiries Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.
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A statement from Highways England in response to the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy.

Published 16 August 2018 - From: Highways England

Please find below the Highways England statement in response to the tragic bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.

Highways England Chief Highways Engineer Mike Wilson said:

Our deepest sympathies are with everyone involved in the tragic bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.

We can reassure drivers that safety is and always will be our top priority.

We have detailed design standards and quality control processes to ensure bridges are designed and constructed to provide safe and comfortable journeys for road users. This is supported by a thorough and regular regime for inspecting all structures, including bridges, on England’s motorways and major “A” roads and taking any necessary action to help ensure they stay safe.

A very small proportion of our structures are suspension or cable stayed bridges but none of them are of similar construction to the one in Genoa.

We’re committed to continually improving our network to make every journey the safest it can be. So when the causes of the Genoa bridge collapse have been investigated and reported, we will carefully assess any lessons to be learnt and will bring in any required changes to standards and processes.

Background

there are more than 21,000 structures on England’s network of motorways and major “A” roads, none of which are of similar design to the one in Italy

Highways England has a rigorous inspection regime for all structures, which takes into account design, age and likely maintenance needs
general inspections are undertaken every two years with more detailed principal inspections typically every six years which involve close inspection of all parts of a structure

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.