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 September 16, 2015 at 7:07am

Construction worker identified as 44-year-old man from Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 1:02 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015 8:53 PM ET

A construction worker is missing after the scaffolding he was working on unhooked from the edge of the Champlain ice bridge on Tuesday.

A construction worker is missing after the scaffolding he was working on unhooked from the edge of the Champlain ice bridge on Tuesday. (Radio-Canada)

The body of a construction worker who fell into the St. Lawrence River after the bridge platform he was working on collapsed has been pulled from the water.

The Sûreté du Québec says the body of the 44-year-old man from Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac was found at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police haven't released the man's name. The body was recovered by search crews from the CSST, Quebec's workplace health and safety board.

The man fell into the water after the hanging scaffolding unhooked from the edge of the Champlain ice bridge around 12:20 p.m.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 13, 2015 at 7:10pm

Himachal Pradesh: 30 Trapped In Under-Construction Tunnel Collapse

At least thirty people were trapped on Sunday when an under-construction tunnel near Bilaspur town in Himachal Pradesh collapsed.

Shimla: At least three labourers were trapped on Sunday when an under-construction tunnel near Bilaspur town in Himachal Pradesh collapsed, police said.

Fire brigade and police have launched a rescue operation to rescue them.

Official sources said the workers were digging the tunnel when a portion caved in due to landslides.

Machines have been deployed to pump oxygen into the tunnel, a police official told IANS over the phone.

The tunnel, which is part of the under-construction four-laning of the Chandigarh-Manali national highway, is located at Kandrour, between Bilaspur and Ghumarwin towns around 100 km from the state capital.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 10, 2015 at 3:44am

Manafwa Bridge collapses
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2015
Manafwa Bridge collapses
A Police officer talks to the UNRA team next to parts of the collapsed bridge. Photo by Faustine Odeke

TRAFFIC flow along Tororo-Mbale highway has been diverted after the collapse of parts of the Manafwa Bridge that links Southern Sudan to the coastal town of Mombasa.

The route is popular with haulers from Malaba, Busia that ply to Juba via Tororo, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Corner Kamdini and Gulu.

Bennice Kiganda the acting station engineer at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Mbale said the deck of the bridge collapsed on Friday and the traffic was diverted on Monday to allow repairs

A notice issued to the public via different media platforms states that “All motorists and the general public were advised to obey all the safety measures put in place”. 

“UNRA informs motorists and members of the general public using Mbale -Tororo Road that there is a failure of the bridge deck at Manafwa” it continues.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 4, 2015 at 6:29am

Tourists survive North Island bridge collapse

Fri, 4 Sep 2015

A group of tourists survived an 8m fall into a river after a cable on a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge gave way.

A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" yesterday afternoon, about 1pm, Department of Conservation operations manager Mike Slater said.

"As a result that has upset the stability of the bridge and that's where people that were on the bridge have slipped off and fallen."

Four German tourists who were on the bridge at the time fell into the river below.

"Fortunately other than some scratches and a little bit of bruising, they are not seriously injured. That's a very fortunate outcome."

Mr Slater said a full investigation was now underway to work out what had occurred.

"We've got a very comprehensive and robust asset management system."

He said this included an inspection programme.

"Those bridges every six years are inspected by an engineer who would give a full engineering inspection. Every second year between that time they would be inspected by a qualified departmental inspector and every 12 years they undertake a full load testing."

The bridge was last inspected in September last year, and was fully inspected by an engineer 18 months ago, Mr Slater said.

"An event such as this is extremely rare occurrence and we just need to understand in this particular case exactly what did happen."

The bridge was now closed, Mr Slater said.

An engineer was currently on-site and would carry out an engineering inspection to understand what failed in terms of the bridge's construction.

"We will also look to undertake an investigation so we understand the detail of our management regime over time including those inspection programmes."

Labour's Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson said the Government must act urgently and decisively to assure trampers on all Great Walks that every bridge will be checked as soon as possible for safety.

"It is a huge relief the four overseas tourists on the Lake Waikaremoana bridge that failed yesterday landed in water and were uninjured. This is good luck not good management. Our reputation cannot rely on luck.

"The cable failure is not only extremely concerning, it leaves New Zealand vulnerable to harmful tourism reaction. This must be sorted immediately.

"Additional resources must be given to the Department to carry out this work as it is obvious the pressures on them following seven years of budget cuts, are causing greater strain than they can tolerate."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 26, 2015 at 4:44am

Updated: Aug 25, 2015 9:33 PM EDT

Bridge collapse spells headaches for rural residents; highlights stretched infrastructure funding


Infrastructure isn't a sexy topic, but an important subject when it comes to affecting the lives of rural Montanans.
And while it may be small, the failure of one bridge near Pompeys Pillar is having a big impact.

The Fly Creek Bridge near Pompey's Pillar is only 40-feet long, but the collapse of that small passage is causing a big headache for residents.

The bridge is used by dozens of locals, but on Sunday it failed, caving in and closing down an important piece of road for local traffic.

"Quite a few people, they use that road constantly and with that bridge being out, it putting a lot of people at a damper," said Bobby Williams, a Worden volunteer firefighter who has noticed the issues the broken bridge is creating.

School busses and mail carriers must reroute between Pompeys and Waco, as well as Custer.

Among those affected, beet farmers will be starting their season soon, requiring them to use a much longer alternate route.

The bridge itself is one of more than 1200 across the state relying on the $440 million the Montana Department of Transportation uses every year for infrastructure across Montana.

"It's a bridge we've been keeping our eye on for awhile," said Mike Tooley, director of MDT. And it's deterioration increased quicker than we anticipated. So we knew there was an issue with that and we actually had plans to replace that, but you know, this is part of the problems with aging infrastructure. Sometimes it doesn't wait for the plan to be carried out and that's exactly what happened there."

The fix for the fly bridge doesn't come cheap, as it's going to be a $1.36 million dollar replacement and won't likely be done until next summer.

For now, the bridge is closed and a temporary one wont be installed until as early as October, but it's just one of many projects that the state will keep building on.

"Bridges like the Fly Creek Bridge which are on a route that used to be a U.S. Highway get prioritized even lower. However, in cases like this, we always try to make sure we get the bridge before becomes unusable. In this case, that just did not happen," Tooley said.

Montana does have a federal program of bridge inspectors. In our region there are more than 600 to monitor.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 6, 2015 at 8:39am

Two Injured, One Missing in Bridge Collapse in Central Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Two workers were injured and a third was listed as missing following the collapse of a bridge that is under construction in central Mexico, Federal District officials said.

The accident occurred on Tuesday at the construction site of a bridge that will link Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, to the capital.

Rescue teams are searching for the missing worker in the rubble, the Federal District Public Safety Secretariat said.

The collapse occurred in Cuajimalpa, a Mexico City borough on the limits of the city of Huixquilucan, located in Mexico state.

Federal District Public Safety Secretary Hiram Almeida flew to the accident scene to oversee the rescue operation, which is being conducted by both Federal District and Mexico state agencies.

The two bricklayers rescued following the collapse were treated by Red Cross paramedics, Huixquilucan Mayor Jose Reynol Neyra told Televisa.

A containment wall collapsed at the construction site, the mayor said.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 6, 2015 at 8:28am

‘Four injured’ in kosher hotel bridge collapse

The kosher hotel in Arosa, Switzerland

The kosher hotel in Arosa, Switzerland

A number of guests at a kosher hotel in Switzerland are said to have been treated for injuries after a wooden bridge collapsed.

According to unconfirmed reports, four people received treatment on the scene after the accident at Levin’s Hotel Metropol in Arosa on Tuesday night. Two people remained in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

The website Kikar Shabbos named one of those involved as Rabbi Hirsch Padwa, who heads a Zurich community and is the son of the head of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations in London.

Levin’s has been popular with Charedi families from across the world for many years.

A hotel receptionist said she was not authorised to give any information but added, “Baruch Hashem, everyone is doing fine”.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 1, 2015 at 2:24am

Four bridges washed away by overflowing river waters
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, July 31 2015 : Due to incessant rainfall, water level of the Chakpi River has rapidly increased and consequently Chakpikarong Bridge and four other suspension bridges have been washed away by the strong current of the river on Friday.

This has created serious problems of connectivity in the affected area.
Chakpikarong Bridge over the Chakpi River which is located in the heart of Chakpi market was shaken by the river from both sides of the bridge which is now on the verge of collapse.
The people of Chakpikarong and its surrounding areas remained cut off from the rest of the State as it is the only bridge which connects the village with other places.

Residents are now facing a lot of problem due to the alarming situation.
Similarly, four suspension/hanging bridges at Lamphou Pasna, Anal Khullen, United College Lambung and Monsang Pantha had collapsed and were swept away by strong river water current.
A large track of agricultural lands at Lamphou Pasna, Lambung, Riverlane, Hnahringkhu, Chandel Christian in Chandel district head quarters area as well in Akaphe, Peace Island, Chakpikarong Khupi, Hringphe and Chakpi market of Chakpikarong sub division have been totally devastated by the flash floods.
Many residents have fled their homes and moved to safer places in Chakpikarong while in Chandel district Headquarters, many have taken shelter at the relief camp arranged in Maha Union Government Higher Secondary School campus.
Deputy Commissioner of Chandel, Robert Singh on Thursday visited the affected area along with civil society organizations like Anal Tribe Union (ANTA) and Anal Students Union (ALT).
Village chiefs/authorities of the affected villages have been informed to submit the list of affected residents to ALT through phone number 9862880030 or Anal Naga Tangpi's phone number 8974134376 for temporary arrangements.
Considering the situation, ALT and ANTA have jointly appealed all educational institutions in the District Headquarters area to declare holiday.
Meanwhile, the district administration has informed the opening of a flood control room with telephone number 03872232221.All relief materials for distribution have been handed over to SDOs on Friday.
Rapid Response Team for Chandel District comprising of doctors with all essential medical aids have also been kept ready.
It was also be informed that the district administration is closely monitoring the flood situation.

Ministers visit flood affected area .
Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar and Education Minister M Okendro along with other officials visited the flood hit areas to make an on the spot assessment.
The team led by the ministers inspected the present condition of Komla Thong (Bridge) whose one side was found banking.
The team also visited the Chandrakhong Bridge which had collapsed.
The visit covered the flooded Sangaiyumpham area.

Overflowed water from Wangjing river has inundated several paris of paddy fields and now about one kilometre-long stretch of the Indo-Myanmar road has gone under water near Wangjing Keithel wreaking havoc to the villagers and movement of traffic.
Talking to media persons, Dr Ratankumar said two bridges in Heirok and one each in Pallel and Chakpikarong had collapsed as water level of all rivers flowing in Thoubal area had increased due to incessant rain in the past two days.
He said four bridges at different areas had been washed away by river waters.
The minister assured that new bridges would be built in the areas once the water level recedes.
Dr Ratankumar said all arrangements have been taken up to open relief camps for the affected villagers.
The ministers' team also included Additional Chief Secretary O Nabakeshore and Additional Chief Engineer Temba.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 29, 2015 at 5:50am


Vehicles stranded after bridge collapse

Posted, 2015-07-28

NAWALPARASI: Jay Shree Bridge over Jay Shree Khola at Gaindakot along Mahendra Highway in Nawalparasi collapsed on Monday. The Narayangadh-Butwal road section was disconnected after the bridge collapsed at around 6:45pm.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2015 at 11:45pm

Thousands suffer as bailey bridge collapse snaps road link

A Correspondent
26 July, 2015 12:00 AM

Nilphamari: Around 50 thousand people of five upazilas in Nilphamari and Panchgarh districts are badly suffering as a bailey bridge over Aoliakhana river in Balagram village of the district collapsed on Thursday night.
Locals said a portion of the bridge collapsed with a big bang at around 9:30pm when a stone-laden truck was crossing it.
The Pabna-bound truck from Panchagarh along with a motorbike plunged into the river after bridge collapse.
Being informed, villagers rushed to the spot and rescued the truck driver, his assistant and motorcyclist in unconscious state and admitted them to Jaldhaka Health Complex.
The rescued were identified as truck driver Yakub Ali, 40, of Pabna, his assistant Md Russel, 25, of Pabna and motorcyclist Sumon, 26, of Nilphamari.
Tanvir Siddiquee, executive engineer of Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in Nilphamari, alleged that the truck boarded the bridge ignoring cautionary signals of the RHD.
The RHD hoisted red flags on both ends of the bridge as a warning signal, forbidding heavy vehicles from using the bridge, he added.
The authority will construct a new bailey bridge at the same place within a few days to restore communication on the Jaldhaka-Domar-Dimla road, added the RHD official.
Delwar Hossain Inam, officer-in-charge of Jaldhaka Police Station, said all the three victims were rescued 

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