Latest Millennium Bridge Stories
In this month's issue of Physics World, an international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses.
Engineers will not be surprised if months of work rattle to the ground this fall, jolted apart by a mock earthquake that mimics a deadly 6.7-magnitude quake. But the experiment could change the way wood-frame buildings are designed and built.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A natural phenomenon rather than a design fault caused London's Millennium Bridge to wobble and sway, forcing its closure just two days after opening in 2000.