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.

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.

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

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. 


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.

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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 23, 2015 at 2:54am

Willits Highway 101 bypass structure collapses, at least three hospitalized

January 22, 2015, 3:29PM 

Part of a Willits Highway 101 bypass bridge under construction collapsed Thursday, briefly trapping a worker under debris and sending at least three people to the hospital, Caltrans officials and emergency personnel said.

The collapsed bridge is part of the $210 million Highway 101 bypass Caltrans is constructing to re-route the highway around Willits.

Workers were pouring concrete into a section of falsework, which is the frame of the bypass, at East Valley Road sometime after 2 p.m. when an approximately 150-foot section collapsed, Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie Jr. said.

CHP spokesman Kylar Adams said five people were working in the construction zone when the collapse happened. One man was trapped and later freed. He and two other workers suffered major injuries, while two more workers had minor injuries, Adams said. After a search, all workers on the site were accounted for.

The collapse did not happen in an area accessible to the public, Frisbie said. The bypass runs east of town and Highway 101.

The injured workers were employed by Flatiron Construction Corp., a Colorado-based infrastructure company. A Flatiron spokeswoman referred questions to Caltrans.

Willits Police Chief Gerry Gonzalez said that officers were rerouting traffic on East Valley Road away from the area so that emergency crews can move about freely.

Frisbie said Caltrans safety officers were heading to the construction site late Thursday. He said it was possible that work on the project could be suspended while officials investigate.

“At the very minimum, that section will have to be rebuilt,” Frisbie said.

A Cal OSHA official said investigators from Sacramento would visit the site Friday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 22, 2015 at 10:10am

Drainage tunnel cave-in gets close look

Collapse is under Eureka Springs sidewalk, said to imperil two parking spaces

This article was published today at 1:00 a.m.


NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF Robert D. ‘Butch’ Berry, right, mayor of Eureka Springs, joins engineers and city officials on a tour Wednesday of the storm drains and foundations under The Auditorium and adjacent structures in downtown Eureka Springs.

EUREKA SPRINGS -- A drainage tunnel in this tourist town has collapsed, further undermining the integrity of two parking spaces in a lot above, next to the historic Auditorium on Main Street.

Dwayne Allen, the city's Public Works director, described it as a "total collapse," but Mayor Robert D. "Butch" Berry said water was getting through.

"It's worse than what it was, but it's not as bad as it could be," Berry said.

Berry, Allen and half a dozen others toured the tunnel Wednesday, going down through a manhole on Main Street. They sloshed through running water and duckwalked in sections with low clearance until they could go no farther. The collapse was just beyond a section where two large rocks angle down from the ceiling, worrying city officials for several years.

Dee Purkeypile, a dam engineer and former city alderman, said the tunnel was "a lot worse" than he expected.

"There were timbers supporting the roof," he said. "They've collapsed. The rock has collapsed, and you can see fine material on top of the rocks. So all the material will continue to be washed out of there with every rainfall. So it's not going to get any better. It's destabilizing."

Debris in the section of the tunnel that collapsed was about 4 feet high. The damaged section is about 10 feet long and appears to be underneath a sidewalk on the southwest side of The Auditorium.

Several years ago, a section of the sidewalk sank by 3 inches. Two parking spaces next to the Auditorium have been roped off for the past four years as a safety precaution, although The Auditorium -- built in 1929 -- appears to be unaffected by the tunnel collapse, Allen said.

A century ago, several buildings along the southeast side of Main Street were built over the eastern branch of Leatherwood Creek, which flows for about 1,500 feet through a tunnel underneath buildings and parking lots. The top of the tunnel is about 12 feet below the surface. In places, the tunnel is large enough for people to walk upright through, as the group did Tuesday.

In 2011, McClellan Engineers of Fayetteville estimated it would cost $200,000 to repair the sagging tunnel.

Allen said Wednesday he thought it might be possible to repair the collapsed tunnel for half that amount.

But the inspection also revealed another problem: Part of the limestone wall of the tunnel farther to the southwest had been "undermined," Purkeypile said.

Rainfall washes Boone chert gravel from the hillsides into Leatherwood Creek. The churning, jagged chert scours away at the limestone, eroding it, Purkeypile said.

The result is underneath the parking lot between The Auditorium and the Carroll County Courthouse is a 10-foot-long section of limestone carved away beneath the surface. The eroded part is about 10 inches tall and a foot wide.

After hearing about that Wednesday morning, Allen said the city will have to bid out the repair work. It's more than the Public Works Department can handle, he said.

At a City Council meeting Jan. 12, aldermen discussed putting a reinforced concrete slab over the two parking spaces in the lot, but they didn't know about the collapsed tunnel.

Allen said he will confer with Purkeypile and others, and present options to the council at Monday's regular meeting.

Eureka Springs, which is built into the sides of cliffs, has some tunnels for drainage and others that may have been created when streets were elevated a century ago.

Sinkholes have historically been a problem in Eureka Springs. Fifteen years ago, a 20-foot-wide, 18-foot-deep sinkhole swallowed most of a vehicle parked on pavement above it.

In 2010, the parking lot problem became an issue because of disputes over who would pay for repairs.

Carroll County owns the lot. The city leases it from the county and has agreed in its contract to maintain a "hard surface and good repair."

County Judge Sam Barr said Tuesday he believed in 2010 and still believes the parking lot repairs are the city's responsibility.

At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Alderman Mickey Schneider said the city isn't responsible for the collapsing tunnel.

"We're responsible for the surface, not below the surface," she told the council.

But Berry, who became mayor this month, said, "It's our responsibility."

Alderman Terry McClung noted the city was losing revenue on the spaces, which are in a prominent location for tourists and people going to The Auditorium or courthouse.

Metered parking spaces in Eureka Springs take in an average of about $1,300 per year, said Lonnie Clark, the city's finance director.

Purkeypile said the parking lot problems have been sort of "out of sight, out of mind" for the past four years, but Wednesday's tunnel inspection provided insight that will make repairs more urgent.

Carroll County has an Eastern District courthouse in Berryville and a Western District courthouse in Eureka Springs. The city leases office space in the Eureka Springs courthouse, where the mayor's office is located.

Allen said if the collapse isn't repaired before spring rain, water will back up and some buildings could flood, including the courthouse basement.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 20, 2015 at 7:18am

MON JAN 19, 2015 AT 08:36 PM PST

Big story - I-75 southbound in Cincinnati shut down due to a bridge...

This news is breaking as we speak.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Officials have closed southbound Interstate 75 indefinitely after a "major" collapse of an overpass north of the new Hopple Street bridge that left one injured and one dead, according to police dispatch.

The collapse occurred at about 10:30 p.m. At least one tractor trailer was damaged by the collapse, according to emergency communications.

An extended recovery operation is underway.

This is a section of highway that carries nearly 150,000 vehicles per day.   The implications are enormous.

This is a few miles south of where John Boehner grew up.

An indefinite closure will wreak havoc.

another linlk:

1 confirmed dead, 1 injured in I-75 overpass collapse

An old bridge on Interstate 75 was undergoing demolition late Monday when it collapsed, killing a construction worker and shutting down a stretch of the interstate for what could be days.

The"catastrophic pancake collapse" happened about 10:30 p.m. as a crew prepared for demolition of the old Hopple Street overpass, according to a statement from the City of Cincinnati.

It was part of the old northbound off-ramp to Hopple Street. The new bridge is now open.

As the old bridge collapsed to the ground, a semi driver crashed into the rubble, police say.

A construction worker was killed. Emergency crews were working early Tuesday to recover his or her body.

The name of that worker has not been released, pending notification of family.

"Crews are working now to determine a plan of action to remove the worker," Cincinnati police said shortly after midnight. "It will be a long operation."

A second person -- a semi-tractor trailer driver -- was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with minor injuries.

"I can tell you that the big rig driver -- the semi driver is very lucky," said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. "In a matter of seconds his fate would have probably been different."

Hundreds of onlookers passed by, and more than two dozen construction workers were at the scene at 1 a.m.

Dispatchers called it a "major" collapse. Officials said they were launching an investigation into the bridge's ratings.

"What appears to have happened is, in essence, an industrial incident -- a workplace incident with respect to a construction crew that's doing work out here," city manager Harry Black said. "Something went wrong, and a tragedy has occurred as a result. ... We don't believe that there is any additional loss of life."

Southbound I-75 will be closed for at least 48 hours. The city tweeted: "Plan ahead, leave early, expect delays."

"This will be a mess. It's not could or should. It will be," Blackwell said of the morning commute.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 13, 2015 at 7:50pm

Carbon dioxide poisoning.

Smoke fills a DC Washington subway tunnel

ONE person is dead, three are reportedly critically injured and as many as 84 have been hospitalised after smoke filled a DC, Washington subway tunnel.

A woman died after thick smoke filled the upper level of the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in southeast DC during the evening rush, officials said.

A spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) confirmed the incident, which caused rush-hour mayhem in the nation’s second-busiest mass transit system after New York.

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84 people taken to hospital, with 1 dead, after Metro tunnel fills with smoke 

Officials do not yet know the cause of the smoke. Metro described it as a tunnel issue, not a train issue, and said there is damage to the tunnel.

The smoke forced the evacuation of startled passengers and meant afternoon rush-hour commuters had to find other ways to get home.

Emergency workers escorted smoke inhalation victims to medical aid buses to receive oxygen.

WMATA said on its website that the “source of the smoke has not been determined” and that the National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation.

Photos posted on social media showed passengers crammed into smoke-filled trains covering their mouths and eyes, while the subway tunnel was engulfed with thick grey fog.

A Washington, DC, firefighter assists a woman to medical aid after she became stuck with

A Washington, DC, firefighter assists a woman to medical aid after she became stuck with other passengers on the Washington subway. Picture: AFP/Paul J. Richard Source: AFP

The station was temporarily closed. Service on two of the main city lines was partially suspended.

WMATA said emergency crews were deployed and that the station was being aired out.

“Metro Transit Police and fire department personnel are on scene at L’Enfant Plaza for smoke in the station,” the metro system said on its website.

“Metro has activated tunnel fans to ventilate the area.” The station is near several government buildings, office complexes and restaurants.

Washington’s Metro system serves five million people in a 1,500-square-mile (3,885-square, kilometre) area, which includes transport to neighbouring Virginia and Maryland states.

The trains and buses provide about 2.3 million trips per year, according to WMATA.

Rescued ... Washington, DC, firefighters load a victim into a medical bus.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 13, 2015 at 6:55pm

Communities cut off as bridge is washed away in Mkushi District

Communities cut off as bridge is washed away in Mkushi District

Mkushi. January 12th, 2015, 2015, ZANIS —Heavy rains have led to the collapse of the bridge that links Chitina and Kasokota communities in Mkushi’s Chief Chitina’s Chiefdom.

Mkushi’s Deputy Council Chairperson Lewis Mayuya confirmed the development to ZANIS, in an interview today.

Mr. Mayuya said that the bridge which connects the 2 communities across  the Lunsemfwa River, collapsed over the weekend.

He added that the development  has affected about  8000 residents in the two communities across the river.

He said of the victims four had suffered minor  injuries when the log bridge collapsed on the them, 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 13, 2015 at 6:50pm

 Russia: See aftermath of fatal bridge collapse in Kaliningrad

13 jan '15

Four people were killed when a bridge collapsed as it was being dismantled by workers in the western region of Kaliningrad, Tuesday.
Six workers were on the bridge during the collapse, four of which died as a result. Two workers who were able to jump to safety are currently being treated in the hospital.
The regional governor has promised an investigation into the incident and the safety measures that were in place at the time of the collapse.
Work on the bridge began in December after it was deemed too unsafe.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2015 at 6:59am

Worker killed as bridge collapses

 Posted on :09:52:32 Jan 4, 2015

KANNUR: A worker was killed and four others were injured when a culvert-cum-bridge under construction across a drainage canal near Mayyil here collapsed on Saturday. The dead has been identified as Prijesh (30), a construction worker, hailing from Perumachery here.

Four others who were at the site when the accident occurred suffered minor injuries. The injured have been identified as Kannan, Bharghavan, Jithu and Pandyan. They have been admitted to a private hospital here. The workers trapped under the debris of reinforced concrete slab of the bridge were rescued by the personnel of the Fire and Rescue Services Department from Kannur Fire Station with the assistance of local people.

The construction work is a project of the district panchayat estimated at Rs 46 lakh to connect two localities in the area. District panchayat president K A Sarala, who visited the site of the accident, said that the exact cause of the collapse of the bridge is not immediately known. She said that the weak support system under the newly-laid concrete slab is said to have led to the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 3, 2015 at 1:20am


The Matthews River Bridge in Eastern Portland has collapsed, leaving residents of Millbank and Bowden Pen unable to enter or leave their community by road.

The National Works Agency has closed the Millbank to Bowden Pen roadway to pedestrians and motorists with immediate effect.

The NWA’s Community Relations Officer for the Northeast Region, Natalee Bloomfield, says the bridge collapsed following heavy rains in the parish over several days.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 30, 2014 at 8:41pm

13 dead, 8 missing

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 30, 2014 at 1:23am
Dec 29, 2014, 5:05 p.m.Last updated 35 minutes ago
  • Region: China

5 Workers Buried as Tunnel Collapses in Southern China

ChinaModerate // Collapse
GUANGZHOU -- Local officials said five people got buried after the Fenghuangshan tunnel collapsed on Monday afternoon in Guangdong province. The municipal transportation commission issued a statement saying that the incident took place at around 5:00 p.m. (local time) in Guangzhou. Other workers at the site said their colleagues' chances of survival are slim, but rescue operations are still ongoing. The tunnel is being constructed by China Railway 23th Construction Bureau Ltd.
and another: 
3 Turkish workers dead after tunnel collapse in Iraq

One other person was wounded when the iron collapsed at Pirmam tunnel located on Irbil-Salahudin highway.

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least three Turkish workers were killed on Monday in a tunnel collapse in Iraq's northern city of Erbil.

Three Turkish workers were killed and one other wounded when the iron supporting the walls of the structure collapsed inside Pirmam tunnel on the Irbil-Salahudin highway, according to the Turkish company in charge of the tunnel.

The injured worker was hospitalized in Erbil and the bodies of the three others -- Ahmet Sahin, 45, Mehmet Sahin, 40, and Celal Bilmen, 55 -- will be sent to Turkey by plane.



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