Mahmoud weighs in on structural safety of bridges in wake of Baltimore bridge collapse

After the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday, experts are trying to make sense of the catastrophe. Several media outlets have referred to the expertise of Professor Hussam Mahmoud in comparing the safety measures and deficiencies of other major U.S. bridges with those of the Key bridge.

Bridges are often surrounded by protective concrete structures known as “dolphins” meant to prevent collisions with support structures. Mahmoud told CNN, “What was put in place appears to be definitely not the most optimal way to do it,” referring to the inadequate size and spacing of the dolphins around the Key bridge.


Read both CNN articles here: 

Listen to Mahmoud’s radio interview with Denver’s WGIR FM here:

Read the full CBS 6 Orlando article here: