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UNF School of Engineering professor, Dr. Adel El Safty appeared on WTEV47 ActionNewsJax to discuss the collision of a ship with Jacksonville's Mathews Bridge on 26 September 2013.
Although the damage in the Mathews Bridge due to the impact of boat collision may look relatively small, it can render the bridge unusable for quite some time. It is too early to determine the duration of the repair. We have to determine first the extent of damage and gather all the information related to the bridge from design, method construction, inspection, previous damage or repair, and the extent of this damage. A plan will be devised after thoroughly inspecting the bridge superstructure and substructure by FDOT engineers.
~~~ Dr. Adel El Safty
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