Sweden mulls extra checks to prevent bridge collapses

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The recent collapse of a bridge in Taiwan and in Italy last year has sparked some concern about the bridges in Sweden.

Raid Karoumi, Professor and Head of Division of Structural Engineering & Bridges at KTH in Stockholm, says the Traffic Administration are doing a good job at keeping check on bridges in Sweden, but also urged the use of new technology like sensors and AI. He says changes in bridges can be detected and action can be taken if there are significant changes in a bridge's structure.