Slideshow: Lessons learned from the Beirut port explosion

The November 2020 issue of Civil Engineering magazine included “Lessons learned,” a feature on the Port of Beirut explosion. The images in the slideshow below show damage from the blast.

The city of Beirut sits on a peninsula along Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast. The Port of Beirut, located directly north of downtown, includes berths for freight vessels, grain silos, and storage hangars. Over the years, thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate amassed in Hangar 12, located directly east of the grain silos. For yet unknown reasons, the same hangar stored fuel, acid, fuse spools, and 15 tons of fireworks.

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