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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SOZT

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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Four Miners Killed in Nicaragua Mine Collapse

MANAGUA – Four artisanal miners were killed and another survived the collapse of a clandestine gold mine in the western Nicaraguan municipality of Villanueva, the town’s Mayor Juan Gomez confirmed on Tuesday.

The accident occurred Monday night in the Rincon de los Garcia mine, located some 183 kilometers (114 miles) northwest of Managua, Gomez told Efe.

The miners who died were identified as Victor Andrade, 20, Luis Felipe Gomez, 42, Freddy Escorcia, 36, and Einer Lopez, 24.

Local authorities suspect that the collapse was the result of a broken support beam inside a tunnel.

The only survivor, William Martinez, whose age was not stated, was hospitalized in critical condition after escaping from being buried alive, authorities said.

Martinez was initially buried in an additional cave-in while operating a backhoe in an attempt to rescue the other miners, Fire Department chief Javier Amaya said.

This was a clandestine mine, but artisanal miners continued to work it.

A similar disaster occurred last Aug. 28 in northeastern Nicaragua, where 29 small-scale miners were trapped in a mine collapse, of whom two found their own way out, 20 were rescued and seven remain missing.

In that same area of northeast Nicaragua, another artisanal miner died of asphyxiation last Sept. 20 as he was operating a pump inside a tunnel.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 15, 2014 at 9:40pm

http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/nd-bridge-collapses-at-...

2nd bridge collapses at Wake Tech

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:49 pm

RALEIGH — A second pedestrian bridge under construction at Wake Technical Community College collapsed early Friday morning, less than a day after another bridge under construction at the school also collapsed, killing one worker and injured four others.

No one was hurt in Friday morning's collapse, said Pamela Monastra, senior director of communications for Skanska USA in Atlanta.

Construction workers arriving at the school's northern campus Friday morning discovered the second bridge had fallen, Monastra said. A review of surveillance video showed the collapse occurred between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Friday.

The bridges are similar in design and were at about the same stage of construction, Monastra said.

The names of the victims from Thursday's collapse have not been released.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 14, 2014 at 1:23am

http://www.wral.com/one-dead-four-hurt-in-bridge-collapse-on-wake-t...

One dead, four hurt in bridge collapse on Wake Tech campus

Posted 11:03 a.m. today
Updated 40 minutes ago

 — One person was killed Thursday morning when a pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed on the north Raleigh campus of Wake Technical Community College.

Four other workers suffered serious injuries, but their conditions weren't immediately known.

One section of the 200-foot-long bridge, which cuts through a wooded area on campus and traverses a creek to connect a parking deck on Success Way with nearby classroom buildings, collapsed, dropping as much as 40 feet to the ground, said Jeffrey Hammerstein, district chief for Wake County EMS.

Other workers were on the bridge at the time but were able to escape unharmed, Wake County EMS operations chief Jonathan Olson said.

Although Olson said no one was underneath the structure at the time, several people who called 911 to report the collapse told a different story.

"There is one (man) trapped under. They are getting the concrete off of him right now, and I can't tell if he is alive or not, but it does not look good," one caller said.

"The bridge collapsed on them," another caller said. "One guy is pinned under the bridge. They are trying to lift the bridge off of him now,"

"It’s a wooden bridge, and they are trying to get it off of one person. Looks to be some people trapped," a third called reported.

Paramedics arrived at the campus within six minutes of the 10:15 a.m. collapse, Olson said. Getting to the injured took some time, however, because of the construction in the area and the wooded terrain.

Wake Tech President Stephen Scott said workers were pouring cement for the bridge's 140-foot center span when the collapse occurred.

Skanska USA, which has offices in Durham and Morrisville, was the general contractor for the bridge, but Skanska Senior Vice President Allen Jones said the men who were killed and injured worked for Raleigh-based Central Concrete of North Carolina, a subcontractor on the project.

Rui Sousa, the general manager of Central Concrete, was too upset to discuss the collapse Thursday afternoon. He said only that authorities had contacted the families of the victims.

Central Concrete has been in business for 18 years and has only one citation for workplace safety violations on its record. Regulators fined the company in 2008 for not adequately protecting workers from falls.

Meanwhile, Skanska settled with the state Department of Labor in 2009 over safety violations during the construction of an East Carolina University dormitory in 2005. The company was cited for problems with its fall protection program and failure to train employees in safety policies.

It's not known whether safety issues played a part in the injuries suffered by workers Thursday.

Jones said this is the only fatality he can remember on a Skanska project in North Carolina in his 28 years with the company. The firm is working with state and federal investigators to determine the cause of the accident, he said.

 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 4, 2014 at 11:00pm

http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2014/11/04/40336...

Section of bridge wall in Carlanstown collapses

Section of bridge wall in Carlanstown collapses

Cllr Eugene Cassidy beside the damaged bridge wall.

An eight-foot section of wall at the bridge in Carlanstown collapse

Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 5:38pm

An eight-foot section of wall at the bridge in Carlanstown collapsed on Tuesday morning, causing significant traffic delays on a major national route.
The collapse prompted the immediate installation of safety measures by Meath County Council, which will see single file traffic on the bridge for the next few months.
Fears that the village will see traffic chaos at peak traffic times have been expressed and local councillor, Eugene Cassidy, has called for repair works to be carried out urgently.
The bridge is on the main N52 national route and carries very heavy volumes of traffic, including heavy goods vehicles, and there are fears locally that traffic will be backed up in the village due to delays at traffic lights.
Council workers were out on Tuesday morning erecting traffic lights, warning signs and traffic cones on the narrow bridge.
Cllr Cassidy warned that the damage to the wall would make the rest of the structure insecure and that repairs were needed urgently. He said the work needed to be completed as soon as possible as he feared the traffic lights system would see traffic backing up in the village at busy times, especially during school hours.
The National Roads Authority (NRA) was due to inspect the damaged bridge on Wednesday and is making emergency funding available to secure it. - See more at: 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 4, 2014 at 9:30pm

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/1104/c90882-8804441.html

Tunnel collapse buries nine in northwest China

(Xinhua)    20:44, November 04, 2014

LANZHOU, Nov. 4 -

- Nine workers were buried after a tunnel that was under constructioncollapsed in northwest China's Gansu Province, said local sources Tuesday.

The accident happened at 3:36 p.m., when about 12 workers were working at theYangzhouping No. 2 railway tunnel on the outskirts of Lanzhou, Gansu's capital.

A survivor surnamed Ma told Xinhua that they had been some 1,000 meters away fromthe entrance of the shaft. "We were digging," he said. "Suddenly we heard a big noise andthe earth fell in." He escaped with two others.

Rescuers are digging from a nearby shaft in an attempt to find the trapped workers. Threeambulances are standing by at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The railway stretches from Lanzhou to southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and wasset to open next year.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 1, 2014 at 4:29am

http://beritajakarta.com/en/read/3792/Connecting_Bridge_at_TIM_Coll...

Connecting Bridge at TIM Collapsed, 4 Workers Died

10-31-2014 04:01 PM

jembatan penghubung perpustakaan ambruk

Connecting bridge on the second floor of Jakarta Library and Archives Building at Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Cikini Urban Village, Menteng Sub-District, Central Jakarta, collapsed this morning, Friday (10/31). Because of this incident, four workers died and five people injured because of falling debris.

"The incident happened around 6.05 AM, allegedly because the concrete was still wet due to just reinforced last night"

The four workers are Harno (40), Nur Ucup (38), Budi Utomo (25), and Arden (17), while the injured victims are Narno (46), Darwanto (31), Agung Astanto (24), and Kurniawan (18). All of them were rushed to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM).

“We were sleeping, then we heard a big sound. At first, we thought it was leaked concrete pump. It turned out that the bridge collapsed,” told Arci (25), one of the workers.

Based on the information gathered in the field, the bridge collapse because its supporting poles were weak and the concrete of the bridge was still wet. Indeed, the bridge was reinforced with concrete at 10 PM last night, then it collapsed at 6.05 AM.

“The incident happened around 6.05 AM, allegedly because the concrete was still wet due to just reinforced last night,” stated Head of Operation Section for Central Jakarta Fire and Disaster Handling Sub-Department, Sudarno, when met in the location.

According to Head of Jakarta Library and Archives Board, Agus Suradika, the construction of the connecting bridge was started in last September and scheduled to finish on December 15. His party is investigating this case.

“From technical aspect, we’ll immediately consult with the project contractor, supervisor, and planner. I have reported this verbally to Acting Jakarta Governor,” he stated.

This incident is also investigated by Menteng Sector Police.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 13, 2014 at 8:03am

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/five-injured-bridge-rooftop-collapse/

Five injured in bridge rooftop collapse

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 30, 2014 at 7:06pm

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Martin-County-firefighters-...

Martin County firefighters hurt in bridge collapse

WARFIELD, Ky. (WYMT) - Two Martin County firefighters believe they are lucky to be alive after the fire truck they were riding in fell through a bridge and into a creek.

Members of the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire early Monday morning in the Pilgrim community, about 10 miles south of Warfield.

Rhonda Estepp and Gregory Alley were riding in the department's main fire engine when they tried to cross a bridge on Blackburn Cemetery Road.

"The next thing I know, the cab of the engine is tilting up into the air," Alley said. "It's a little blurry after that. I mostly remember red lights, hill side and then water rushing into the cab of the engine."

The bridge collapsed, sending the fire truck into the creek below.

Alley, the driver, helped Estepp escape while he remained trapped with the water rising rapidly.

"I was thinking about getting my partner out," Alley said Monday afternoon, fighting back tears. "That was the only thing I was thinking about."

Estepp, also emotional and shaken after the incident, said, "I was thinking about my daughter and my son. I had just gotten off the phone with my daughter not 30 minutes prior. It just broke my heart that she may not get to talk to me again."

Both firefighters made it out with the help of other first responders.

Since firefighters were not able to make it across the bridge, they could not extinguish the flames at the house. However, the house was abandoned and nobody was hurt by the fire.

Alley suffered a torn rotator cuff, while Estepp had several torn muscles.

"Bruised everywhere, beaten everywhere," Estepp said. "I feel like I've been in a drier on tumble."

Doctors expect both firefighters to make full recoveries after physical therapy.

Alley and Estepp have known each other for more than 20 years, they said.

Fire officials said the truck cannot be repaired.

The loss of the truck, combined with the loss of equipment in the collapse, is setting the department back around $300 thousand.

Warfield firefighters said they'll have to rely on departments in nearby Inez and Kermit, West Virginia, for help until they can figure out how to replace what they lost.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 29, 2014 at 12:42am

http://utahgateway.com/2014/09/28/tourists-rescued-after-utah-bridg...

Tourists rescued after Utah bridge collapses, plunging vehicle into river

Published: Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 3:56 p.m. MDT

Updated: 39 minutes ago

Sussana Dursi and Roberto Bellocci, both vacationing from Italy, were returning to their campsite at Kodachrome Basin State Park Saturday night when they crossed the bridge that spans the Paria River. The ground beneath the road where the bridge and the road meet suddenly gave way. That sent the car plunging into the river. The ground under the black top had been eroded away due to heavy flooding. The car was tossed and pummeled approximately 150 yards down stream where it finally came to a stop upside down in the middle of the river.

Garfield Sheriff's Office

HENRIEVILLE, Garfield County — Two Italian tourists were saved in a dramatic rescue in southern Utah on Saturday after their car plunged into the Paria River.

Sussana Dursi, 47, and Roberto Bellocci, 62, were driving back to their campsite at Kodachrome Basin State Park about 9 p.m., and had just finished crossing the bridge that spans the Paria River when the blacktop collapsed under the flood-eroded ground and their car plunged into the river, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

The car was carried 150 yards in the river before stopping upside down in the middle of the water. Duri and Bellocci were able to climb out of their vehicle through the broken back window, according to the sheriff's office, and climb on top of the vehicle.

A short time later, a vehicle driven by the daughter of Garfield County sheriff's deputy Clint Pearson drove by and saw the gaping hole where the bridge had collapsed. She called her father who went out to assess the damage.

"As he exited his vehicle he heard faint cries for help over the noise of the rushing water. With his spotlight he was able to locate the position of the couple," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The county's search and rescue swift water team was called, along with deputies from Garfield County and Kane County.

Dursi and Bellocci both suffered "extreme hypothermia" and were taken to Garfield Memorial Hospital.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 28, 2014 at 8:35pm

http://www.euronews.com/2014/09/28/denmark-bridge-collapse-blocks-m...

Denmark bridge collapse blocks motorway

28/09 17:42 CET

Denmark’s main route running north from Copenhagen, the Helsingør motorway, was blocked in both direction after a bridge, which had only just been built, collapsed on Saturday night.

One engineering expert, Christos Georgakis from the Technical University of Denmark, described it as unacceptable, saying such a mishap should not happen in a country like Denmark.

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