It seems like a lot of slip sliding is happening here in the US.  It will be up to the local people to report bridge collapses because I don't think we'll even hear about these unless it's in our own backyard. 

Recall too that President Obama deliberately brought up the Minnesota bridge collapse, and the Zetas (and only the Zetas!) told us why.

Here's the newest infrastructure collapse with a life lost in the LIRR tunnel collapse that happened last night.  Things are really picking up.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/son-dies-lirr-tunnel-collapse-f...

Son dies in LIRR tunnel collapse despite father's efforts to save him

Father frantically tried to revive son with CPR

Friday, November 18 2011, 2:58 AM

 Sandhogs work in the Long Island Rail Road tunnels beneaath Grand Central Terminal last January.
Bryan Smith for New York Daily News - FILE PHOTO

Sandhogs work in the LIRR tunnels beneath Grand Central Terminal in January.

A young sandhog was killed Thursday night in the collapse of a railroad tunnel deep under Park Ave., despite his father’s heroic efforts to save him, a source told The Daily News.

The unidentified victim was working on an LIRR tunnel when a portion caved around 7:30 p.m., according to the source, an LIRR employee who spoke on the condition he would not be named.

The young worker’s father, who was working alongside him, frantically tried to revive his son with CPR as workers rushed him through a network of tunnels to a waiting ambulance at E. 48th St. and Park Ave., the source said.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died, according to the source.

The FDNY could not confirm the collapse and LIRR officials could not be reached immediately for comment.The East Side Access project will connect the LIRR's Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal.

Sandhogs are excavating tunnels about 120 feet beneath Manhattan streets. Work is expected to be completed early next year.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/son-dies-lirr-tunnel-collapse-f...

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1 in 9 highway bridges in the U.S. are classified as "structurally deficient," requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.  http://t4america.org/

What made Obama chose the 2007 collapse of the Minneapolis bridge on I-35 as his example of infrastructure needing to be repaired? This was of course a dramatic incident, with the bridge flinging to one side and folding in waves against that side. Clearly there was tension, the Mississippi pulling apart at that point. This is also an incident that got a lot of attention on the Internet for a ZetaTalk prediction come true. We had predicted Mississippi bridges ripping during the New Madrid, and this was the first example of this prediction culminating. Curious minds, entering the date and place into search engines, would arrive at the ZetaTalk predictions. Is this Obama's way of leaking the truth? Yes, and just the start of such maneuvers. 

EOZT 

http://zetatalk.com/ning/17sp2011.htm

Today I posted that a bridge on I-80 at the Tannersville exit in the Poconos collapsed.  This is an area that has been pulling apart with many gas explosions just recently. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-12527245

Back in Feb.2011, Parts of Ludford Bridge in Ludlow have fallen in to the River Teme.  As we will be starting to see bridges collapse I thought it best to start a blog with this heading.  I'm sure I will be adding to this as time evolves.  

I've added the proper ZT message regarding the safety of our bridges.  Not only in the US, but worldwide, with severe twisting , crunching, and shaking that the earth is now subjected to on a daily basis  due to a daily worldwide wobble and caused by the ever approaching Planet X, we'll see more bridges crumble and fall. 

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http://on.aol.com/video/three-feared-dead-in-pakistan-bridge-collap...

Three Feared Dead in Pakistan Bridge Collapse

At least three people are feared dead after a dilapidated bridge near Pakistan's northwestern city o 

At least three people are feared dead after a dilapidated bridge near Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar collapsed on them as they were passing under it. The bridge over the Bara River in the village of Bazid Khel suddenly caved in on Thursday afternoon, burying at least three people under huge blocks of concrete.

http://www.scoopnest.com/user/9NewsAUS/601848355585728512

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At least three people are suspected to have been killed after a bridge collapse in Pakistan. #9News
At least three people are suspected to have been killed after a bridge collapse in Pakistan.#9News
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 10, 2015 at 12:56am

http://www.theleader.info/article/47231/spain/costa-blanca/safety-c...

SAFETY CONCERNS OVER N332 BRIDGE

2015-05-09 12:48:39

The crack is visible in both directions and the concern is that in recent weeks it seems to be getting gradually worse.

A bridge in Guardamar del Segura, on the approaches to the junction of the CV-91 from Orihuela, with the N332, has developed what appears to be a serious crack in its structure.

According to the municipal group Esquerra Unida which has warned of the apparent danger involved, the infrastructure supports a section of National-332 road which carries thousands of cars andheavy trucks every week.

The crack is visible in both directions and the concern is that in recent weeks it seems to be getting gradually worse. Many residents who have been in contact with the Guardamar Ayuntamiento  say there is a distinct possibility that the bridge could collapse.

The leftist group warns that these cracks began to appear quite a while ago, "but you can see how they have recently become enlarged," according to spokesman Josep Carmona. “The bridge was built on variable terrain across the Rio Segura and the shifting path of the river has created additional problems for the bridge. It is also the point where the dual carriageway into Torrevieja begins.

Carmona also said that this is an area where regular earthquakes occur causing, albeit very slight, movement of the bridge which has added to the structural problems, he would not, however, state that the danger was imminent although he did say that an immediate structural survey should be carried out by engineers from both the Ayuntamiento, which is responsible for the CV 91, and the Highways Agency, who are responsible for the National road.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 8, 2015 at 3:16am

http://www.kmbc.com/news/nixon-uses-closed-bridge-to-campaign-for-f...

5:35 PM CDT May 07, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Emergency repairs are now underway on the northbound lanes of the Route 291 bridge over the Missouri River.

The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down part of the bridge Wednesday after engineers spotted significant decay, including holes in the beams.

The state worries that if it’s not repaired, it cold lead to a collapse.

The bridge’s northbound lanes will be closed for about two months.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 7, 2015 at 2:21am

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150507/jsp/northeast/story_18672.jsp...

Bridge collapses over Digaru

- Residents, organisations allege use of inferior quality materials in construction

The bridge that collapsed at Sonapur in Kamrup district on Wednesday. Telegraph picture

Guwahati, May 6: A bridge being constructed on National Highway 37 on the outskirts here collapsed this morning triggering protests by various organisations and the demand for an inquiry into the incident.

Sources said a portion of the RCC bridge, being constructed over the Digaru near Sonapur on the outskirts here, collapsed in three phases - first after midnight, then around 3am and the third part around 6 this morning.

Work on the bridge, being built at a cost of around Rs 1.66 crore, was on for the last eight years. The bridge was to be thrown open to vehicular traffic in September. KMC Limited, Hyderabad, was working on widening and strengthening of the NH 37 from Dharamtul to Sonapur in Assam as part of the East-West Corridor project while RITES Limited, a central government undertaking specialising in the field of transport infrastructure, was supervising the project.

Various organisations alleged that the bridge collapsed because of the use of low quality material putting the role of RITES under the scanner since it was the supervision consultant.

In Assam, RITES has been associated with scores of projects such as pre-construction studies of Bogibeel Bridge in Dibrugarh, detailed engineering studies for Koliabhumura Setu near Tezpur and feasibility and detailed project report for the Naranarayan Setu near Goalpara.

Assam and central government officials associated with infrastructure construction in the state said the collapse apparently reflected "deficiency in supervision".

Senior state government officials said they would not like to comment on the development since it was a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project.

NHAI sources, in their guarded reactions, said details have been sought from the site and based on it action will be initiated. "Delhi has been kept in the loop," one of them said. The sources said it was an ongoing project and there was no disruption in traffic or injury to anyone. "Still we will look into all aspects of the collapse," another source said.

A RITES official attributed the collapse to the recent 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, whose aftershocks also jolted Assam.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 28, 2015 at 1:57am

http://www.worldbulletin.net/haberler/158407/palestinian-dies-in-ga...

Gaza-Egypt tunnels for Palestinians: not to freedom, to die
Gaza-Egypt tunnels for Palestinians: not to freedom, to die

Mohamed al-Najjar, 26, was working in a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip when the tunnel collapsed.

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A Palestinian youth died Monday when a smuggling tunnel linking the blockaded Gaza Strip to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula collapsed, a Palestinian official has said.

Mohamed al-Najjar, 26, was working in a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip when the tunnel collapsed, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra said in a statement.

The Egyptian military has recently launched a wide-ranging campaign to destroy the network of underground tunnels linking Gaza to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

For years, the tunnels have been used by Gazans to bring basic goods into the enclave, which are otherwise barred by an ongoing Israeli blockade.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 28, 2015 at 1:50am

http://saharareporters.com/2015/04/27/pedestrian-bridge-collapses-k...

A day after a section of an overhead pedestrian bridge collapsed in Kano, Kano State, killing seven people, another section of the bridge crashed this morning, nearly smashing a tricycle operator. 

Eyewitnesses said the operator managed to escape death as the second part of the collapsed pedestrian bridge caved in the early hours of Monday in an area 11 miles from the center of Kano, the capital of Kano State.

A day before, the first part of the pedestrian bridge had toppled, killing seven people. 

Several eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the second part of the bridge buckled and tumbled down this morning just as the tricycle driver was passing underneath. Our correspondent visited the site and saw the tricycle, which was broken in half. Eyewitnesses told him the tricycle’s operator was able to escape alive, even though he was injured. 

The bridge was under construction in the densely populated Dorayi Quarters along Bayero University Kano (BUK) Road in the Kumbotso local government area of Kano State. 

In an interview, Musa Magaji Majia, an assistant superintendent of police with the Kano State police command, confirmed this morning’s incident. 

The police had earlier confirmed that a major part of the pedestrian bridge collapsed on Sunday and killed seven persons at Dorayi Quarters, a busy section in Kano metropolis.

In yesterday’s incident, a section of the bridge, which was still under construction, collapsed on a taxicab. Mr. Majia said on Sunday night that the incident occurred while the workers of the bridge were at the site.

According to him, the construction workers had warned motorists not to pass underneath the bridge since it was still under construction, adding that the driver of the taxi ignored the warning.

The police spokesman said yesterday’s collapse of the bridge claimed seven lives. He disclosed that the police had commenced investigation into the cause of the incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 26, 2015 at 6:02pm

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128685.aspx

Bridge partial collapse in Egypt's Nile Delta injures one
In late 2014, the president of the General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport said that 700 of Egypt's 1,706 bridges had exceeded their maintenance limit and were at risk of collapse

One person was injured and three trucks overturned when a bridge partially collapsed in the Nile Delta on Sunday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.  

The bridge is located in Manyal village in Mansoura governorate.

Security forces and ambulances immediately moved to the scene and the injured were transferred to hospital.

In late 2014, the president of the General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport said that 700 of Egypt's 1,706 bridges had exceeded their maintenance limit and were at risk of collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 25, 2015 at 2:27am

https://ruptly.tv/vod/view/27505/kazakhstan-19-injured-one-missing-...

Kazakhstan: 19 injured, one missing after highway bridge collapses

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Kazakhstan: 19 injured, one missing after highway bridge collapses
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Some 19 people were hospitalised after an under construction highway bridge collapsed in the southern Kazak city of Almaty, Friday. At least 50 workers were on site when the accident occurred.

Three of those injured in the accident are currently in critical condition, said Nurlan Madiyarov, deputy chief of the city's Department for Emergency Situations. The rescue team is reportedly still using sniffer dogs to located one missing worker who is thought to be trapped under the structure.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?pg=9&id=588335

April 24, 2015 10:57

Twenty injured in Almaty bridge collapse - rescue service

ALMATY. April 24 (Interfax) - The number of those injured when an unfinished bridge collapsed in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Friday has risen to 20 people, a spokesman for the city's rescue service told Interfax.

"Twenty people have already been confirmed injured. Most of them have been admitted to Hospital No. 7 in Kalkaman," he said.

One person may still be trapped under rubble, he added.

http://www.rferl.org/content/workers-feared-trapped-after-highway-b...

Dozens Injured, One Missing After Highway Bridge Collapses In Almaty

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A highway bridge under construction has collapsed in Kazakhstan, injuring 19 workers in the country’s largest city, Almaty.

The incident occurred around noon on April 24. 

Almaty Emergencies Department Deputy Chief Nurlan Madiarov told reporters that rescue teams are looking for one missing worker, who might be under the debris. 

According to Madiarov, 19 injured workers were hospitalized; three of them were seriously wounded. 

An RFE/RL correspondent at the scene reports that a large amount of liquid concrete was spilled and rescue teams with sniffing dogs are searching for workers who could still be trapped under the debris.

At least 50 workers were on the site when the accident occurred. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 22, 2015 at 1:15am

http://bossierpress.com/officials-meet-to-discuss-safety-after-brid...

Officials meet to discuss safety after bridge collapses, closures in south Bossier

April 21, 2015

Parish and state officials have met to address traffic and public safety issues after the collapse of a bridge on Sligo Road.

Officials from the Bossier Parish Police Jury, Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, South Bossier Fire District 2, Bossier Parish Emergency Medical Services and Bossier Parish Communications 911 District met in a standing-room only Police Jury conference room last week to develop a plan following the unexpected closure of the Red Chute Bayou bridge on Sligo Road more than a month ago..

“We understand there is growing concern by residents in south Bossier and with those who travel the roadways in that area,” said Butch Ford, Bossier Parish Engineer.  “We’ve heard their complaints and concerns, and we wanted to meet today and get key players together to come up with a viable solution to address those issues.”

Red Chute Bayou bridge on Sligo Road was closed March 14 due to high water, drift accumulation, damaged bents and indeterminate severe erosion at the abutments, which continue to worsen with the prolonged high water levels. The bridge will remain closed until such time as it can be repaired or, more likely, replaced, according to DOTD officials. Current water levels prohibit a full assessment on damage to the bridge, caused by the high water and debris slamming against the bridge foundation. Water levels are not expected to be back to normal until sometime in the summer. The bridge was already slated to be rebuilt next year, and DOTD officials are currently working to accelerate that process to replace the bridge. 

“As we address the Red Chute bridge closure, we are fully aware of the inconvenience this is causing motorists,” said Cindy Dorfner, DOTD Public Information Officer.  “We are moving as quickly as we can to expedite the project to alleviate travel interruptions, however, there are no quick fixes.”

The bridge is closed to all traffic, including pedestrian, and has been fenced off to prohibit the public from crossing the bridge in any manner. Pedestrian movement of any kind is not allowed because the hot-mix surfacing on the approach has been undermined by scour and portions of the pavement within the fencing have collapsed. The rest is supported only by air.

  “Pedestrians must not cross the bridge because it is not safe,” Dorfner said. “Portions of the pavement within the fencing have collapsed. The rest of the pavement in the area of concern is supported only by air, as scour continues to undermine portions of the approach slab.”

In an effort to jointly ensure safety at this location, the Sheriff’s Office continues to provide additional patrol to monitor the bridge site at the request of DOTD.

In the meantime, motorists have been detouring onto Caplis-Sligo Road, which now has a significant volume of 3,700 vehicles on average each day.  Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies have been monitoring traffic with speed warning devices and signs to keep motorists safe, and DOTD officials have monitored the traffic flow and pattern in recent days. 

In the meeting, officials addressed the issue of traffic building up on Caplis-Sligo as motorists approach La. 71, as well as the traffic flow on La. 71 as motorists are turning onto Caplis-Sligo.  Ideas discussed include possible roadway improvements, such as a dedicated right turn lane onto La. 71 and a left turn lane onto Caplis-Sligo from La. 71.  Additionally, officials will look at possibly placing appropriate caution signs to slow traffic in that area, especially as they engage in any road improvements.  Ford said he will also be in contact with KCS Railroad officials to develop a plan to adequately address any safety issues with the railway.

Parish officials also discussed the issue of emergency medical and law enforcement response issues with the bridge closure in order to get those services to residents appropriately.

Bossier deputies, State Police troopers and officers with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) will have an increased presence to provide traffic enforcement.  As well, motorists are encouraged to have a higher sense of awareness as they drive in the affected area.

“This meeting shows a commitment of our parish and state officials to address the public safety needs of our residents,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “We understand how road closures affect your driving routine and make travel times longer, but we ask folks to remain patient as we develop and implement a safe and effective plan to meet their needs.  Also, slow it down, since the last thing we want is a vehicle crash due to driver negligence or folks getting in too much of a hurry.”

Officials will now determine the best course of action and reconvene in the next couple of weeks to develop a plan to adequately and quickly address the public safety issues and get traffic flowing safely.  They also discussed the effects and timing of the Red Chute bridge closure and repairs and the planned closure of the Jimmie Davis Bridge this year, which is expected to be closed up to one year. 

“We will update residents on the plans and developments of road closure and repairs in south Bossier as soon as we can,” said Ford.

Just last week, the bridge on La. 157 over Fox Skin Bayou and Fox Skin Relief that was closed April 6 was re-opened, welcome news for motorists in that area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 19, 2015 at 7:45am

https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/82-feared-dead-mine-collapse-sudan

82 feared dead in mine collapse in Sudan

Eighty-two (82) miners were reported killed in Jebel 'Amer in El Sareif Beni Hussein Locality in North Darfur on Tuesday after one of the wells collapsed in a tunnel, the independent Radio Dabanga reported.

A relative of one of the dead miners told Radio Dabanga that people have recovered 35 of the 82 miners who had registered their names before going down the excavation pit. 47 are reportedly still under the rubble of the collapsed well.

The relative said that they were not yet able to identify the dead who have been recovered.

In April 2013, a mine in Jebel 'Amer also collapsed. More than 60 miners were killed.

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