Bridge collapse over troubled maintenance


A bridge in Aulla, in northern Italy, collapsed in early April. The bridge normally experiences high traffic throughout the day, however, due to the coronavirus and its ensuing lockdown status in the country, only two vans were on the bridge at the time. Both drivers were taken to hospital and fortunately survived the incident.

The collapse of the bridge highlights the necessity of maintenance on infrastructure, and particularly in Italy. It is the third bridge to collapse in two years, with forty-five people dying in 2018 after the collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, and in November 2019, a motorway bridge in Liguria collapsed after a landslide.

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2020 AMCouncil Board Announced

MKThe AMCouncil 2020 AGM was held on Monday 20th April 2020 at which one director, Tom Carpenter, retired from the Board at the end of his 3-year term. We thank Tom for his work with the Board over the past 3 years.

An electronic vote was held for 4 eligible candidates resulting in the election of Michael Killeen to the Board.

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AMCouncil Operational Update as at 25th March 2020

AMPEAK Update 1We are concerned about the impacts of the COVID19 outbreak on the health, safety and well-being of our members and wider community. Everything is changing rapidly and our thoughts are with those severely impacted.

We are ensuring continuity of member services as far as possible by offering alternative opportunities and new opportunities for you to keep participating in continuing professional development such as:

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