Following the bridge collapse on the M1 highway, we look at the science inside bridges and traffic.
Vick Wilson Tailor from UWP Consulting gives you the basics of building a bridge, before Prof Alex Elvin from Wits University explain how engineers try to prevent failures and react when they do happen.
Megan Bruwer from the Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Lab tells us how the traffic in smart cities flows and why you might be causing a traffic jam without even knowing it.
Later in the show Werner Vermaak from ER24 explains the emergency medical response to collapses.
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