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 4, 2016 at 12:30am

Elland Bridge will not reopen for a year after flooding collapse

Elland Bridge closed due to partial collapse. Pic: Calderdale Council

Elland Bridge closed due to partial collapse. Pic: Calderdale Council

A West Yorkshire town has been told its flood-damaged bridge is beyond repair and will not be replaced for a least a year.

The extensive damage to the crossing of Elland Bridge in Elland, near Halifax, mean that it will not reopen until December this year at the earliest.

The damage, along with the well-publicised partial collapse of the bridge in Tadcaster, 35 miles away - has highlighted the dramatic and costly impact of December’s deluge on infrastructure in the north of England.

As well as the Tadcaster and Elland examples, a 180-year-old bridge collapsed in Copley, near Halifax, and a major route north of Leeds has been disrupted by the indefinite closure of Linton Bridge, which links the villages of Linton and Collingham, due to severe structural concerns.

In Elland, the bridge was closed last week. Huge cracks appeared in the stonework and dips developed in the carriageway as unprecedented flooding lifted canal boats on to dry land and sunk other vessels.

Calderdale Council is Labour controlled and the party said on its local website: “It is the view of Calderdale Highways, the Canal and River Trust (CRT - which owns the bridge structure) and their contractors that a new bridge will be required to replace the existing damaged structure.

“We have requested CRT make an immediate start to designing a replacement for Elland Bridge.

“Unfortunately this will be a major project and initial estimates are that a new bridge would not be in operation until at least December 2016.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 2, 2016 at 7:31pm

‘I was shaking like mad’ – Digger driver escapes Perthshire bridge collapse during Storm Frank

2 January 2016 10.26am.
  • The collapsed bridge.DC Thomson

A digger driver was “as lucky as hell” to survive when a bridge collapsed seconds after he drove his 14-tonne vehicle on to it during Wednesday’s Storm Frank flooding in Perthshire.

Rodger Brown was forced to use his vehicle’s rear bucket to pull the digger back on to solid land before the bridge gave way completely.

The 34-year-old had been helping to stop flood water from entering a nearby property just before the drama unfolded at around 11am on the Bleaton Hallett bridge, north of Bridge of Cally.

The bridge, which crosses the Black Water, was just one of the casualties of Storm Frank, which saw 85.6mm of rain fall at Tyndrum in 24 hours.

Rodger, who lives in Blairgowrie, said: “I was heading home. I’d already been across the bridge to a job a wee bit up the road, where a house was getting flooded.

“A police vehicle had just been over the bridge when I got back to it, so they were lucky it didn’t drop with them.

“I stopped at the bridge and got out and went on to it to take a video of the water fleein’ down.

“I got back in the digger and as soon as I got four wheels on the bridge it dropped about 4cm.

“At that point panic set in and the adrenaline started to go. I thought ‘I need to either get this digger off the bridge or jump’. As soon as I got it off it dropped by a metre and a half.

“I was lucky I got it off the bridge because I think if I was still in the digger when it dropped the weight would have put it into the water and with the force of the water that would have been me, the bridge and the digger gone.

“I had to use the back actor (bucket) to lift myself up – I couldn’t just put it in reverse and drive off because it had dropped so much.

“What held it at the 4cm for a minute and a half I don’t know because there was nothing underneath. If it dropped the metre and a half at the start I would have been out the window.”

The father of three added: “I’m very lucky as it only dropped 4cm and gave me a chance to get off. It was about a minute and a half but it seemed much longer.

“After I got off the bridge I was shaking like mad – my heart was going 1,000 beats a minute.

“I think I’m as lucky as hell. Somebody was watching over me because it could have been a lot worse.”

A spokeswoman for Perth and Kinross Council said: “The east abutment on the bridge at Bleaton Hallet on the C446 Alyth to Glenshee road has been damaged due to high water levels. The road is closed and will remain so until a full assessment has been carried out.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 31, 2015 at 9:25am

Fears grow over giant crack in Brighouse bridge

Crack in Huddersfield Road Bridge, Brighouse. Picture by Chris Marshall

Crack in Huddersfield Road Bridge, Brighouse. Picture by Chris Marshall

15:10Wednesday 30 December 2015

Fear is growing over the condition of the main bridge into Brighouse after a crack in its structure widened following the floods in the town.

The Huddersfield Road Bridge that goes over the River Calder is the main route into the town and used by buses and heavy goods vehicles.

The crack in the structure has been apparent for some time but residents are now concerned that the unprecedented water levels could have caused more damage to the bridge.

Chris Marshall send in this picture and said: “After the collapse of Elland Bridge, there must be some cause for concern about the river bridge over Huddersfield Road in Brighouse.

“Water will have got into the foundations on Boxing Day and it looks like it won’t be much longer before many of the stones crumble into the river.

“A steel girder might be a quick fix but nothing has been done to the stonework since it was cordoned off by the post box many month ago.

Brighouse Bridge, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

Brighouse Bridge, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse.

“I’m not sure whose problem it is but I hope they sort it before it falls down rather than wait for the inevitable and leave Brighouse in chaos for longer while it is fixed.

Simon Rogers also commented via Facebook about the situation and said: “Can anybody confirm if this bridge has had a structural survey done since the high water levels?

“If not it should be closed immediately pending a survey. Look at the gaping cracks in it?!”

River levels have now returned to near normal levels, however, there has been significant damage to walls and flood defences and there is still debris in the rivers.

A Calderdale Council spokesperson said on the latest situation following the floods across the borough: “We are aware of major highways issues at sites such as Elland Bridge and the A646 in Upper Valley, and we continue to inspect all built structures along the Calder Valley to check that they are safe and undamaged.

“We urge people to only make essential journeys around the affected areas to allow the clean up to continue and to keep roads clear for emergency services and recovery vehicles. The Council is focusing their efforts on repairing and managing this.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 27, 2015 at 9:40pm

Radcliffe Asda bridge destroyed in flooding & Gas Explosion

Footage from the bridge in Asda car park, Radcliffe UK being destroyed by floods on 26th December 2015. The destruction of the bridge cause a gas pipe breakage and explosion.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 24, 2015 at 6:43am

23 tons of new mortar fall from inside Chiba tunnel; no injuries


  • Dec 24, 2015

Pieces of mortar weighing a total of 23.5 tons fell from inside a tunnel in the city of Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday but nobody was injured, the prefectural government said.

A traffic controller noticed the mortar falling over a stretch of 20 meters in the tunnel at around 8:10 a.m.

The aging 91.3-meter tunnel was closed to traffic during the night for repair work but opened for vehicles from 5:30 a.m. The maintenance work has been underway since June following the collapse of the Sasago Tunnel in Yamanashi Prefecture in December 2012, which killed nine people.

The mortar pieces that fell off on Wednesday had been newly installed about a month ago. The prefectural government is keeping the tunnel off-limits and investigating the cause.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 13, 2015 at 9:22pm

Mumbai: Bridge collapses in Malad, 5 injured

Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 9:36pm IST

A bridge collapsed in Malad in Mumbai on Sunday, reported ANI. Five people were injured in the collapse.

The bridge is situated in Evershine Nagar in Malad. It connects Evershine Nagar to Malvani.

The reason behind the collapse is not known yet.

Bridge in Evershine Nagar connecting Malad to Malvani collapses in Mumbai, five persons injured.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 11, 2015 at 3:08am

Bridge collapsing in Breedsville, closing only entrance from south into village

BREEDSVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Drivers who live in Van Buren County may be in for a big inconvenience after a bridge in Breedsville collapsed.
A portion of County Road 215--which is the only entrance from the south into the village--is now closed down.
Now, it seems that the price tag for repairs may be more than the tiny village can afford.
"If you look at that side to that side it's dropped about 14 inches," explained streets administrator Rick Greiffendorf.
He surveys the damage after the metal footings supporting the bridge collapsed allowing the bridge to drop more than a foot.
"This end isn't even sitting on the pilings completely," Greiffendorf said.
When the road dropped, it raised both ends up.
The bridge, which was built in 1968, passed a recent inspection with a rating of only "fair."
There were recommendations for improvements, but Greiffendorf doesn't believe those contributed to the collapse. He thinks an overweight vehicle may be the culprit.
"Large truck drove over it, and that compiled with a little corrosion problems I think killed it off," he said.
The village is looking at two options for repair:
"Driving two pylons down here, jacking it up, leveling it up, sliding some beams underneath, and leveling it back up," said Breedsville Village President Cherokee Thompson.
The alternative? Replacing the bridge to the tune of a quarter million dollars.
Until it's fixed, drivers will be inconvenienced.
"Anyone going to Kalamazoo or Bangor, anyone going south this is the main route," Greiffendorf said.
Drivers who want to head north on county road 215 will have to take a detour for the foreseeable future of about 3 miles. If you're in a car, you'll need to head east on 24th Street, turn north on 52nd Street and then turn west on County Road 380 to reconnect to 215.
Semis will be directed to take county road 681.
As for who will pay for bridge repairs, the village--whose pockets are not deep--is asking for help.
"Hopefully we can get some money from the state, there's possibly some emergency funds and low interest loads that can help with that," Greiffendorf said.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 10, 2015 at 5:45pm

Chennai floods: People panicked as bridge collapses in Avadi; watch video here
on Dec. 10, 2015, 7:23 p.m.

Chennai:The Tamil Nadu capital witnessed its worst rainfall in hundred years. Over 300 people lost their lives in the floods that rendered several others injured and homeless.

The heaviest rainfall has resulted into collapse of a two-decade old bridge in Avadi.

A video showing the rain water flowing below the bridge erode the pillars of the bridge has gove viral on Youtube. The video has received over 5.3 lakh views in less than two days.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 8, 2015 at 10:08pm
Pooley Bridge (photo Mat Hardcastle)

Pooley Bridge (photo Mat Hardcastle)

Cumbria’s roads and bridges suffer devastating weekend

Cumbria is counting the cost of a weekend of devastating weather which has severely impacted the county’s road network.

With two collapsed, bridges have been a major focus of concern and inspections have been ongoing through the day. Currently:

–          All road bridges in Kendal are open.

–          In Cockermouth the Cocker Bridge is open but Derwent Bridge will remain closed pending further inspection.

–          In Keswick inspections are underway, Greta Bridge remains closed.

–          Jubilee footbridge in Appleby is open, but the main bridge across the Eden remains closed and requires underwater inspection.

–          Eamont Bridge near Penrith is now open

–          A number of bridges remain underwater and closed.

Attention is now turning to the 130 other bridges which require immediate inspection. Support is being provided by military engineers to increase the speed of this process. The council is also establishing a full programme of inspection for all the remaining 1500 bridges in the county over the coming days and weeks. Article continues.......

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on December 4, 2015 at 6:22am

Forth Road Bridge is CLOSED completely after defects were found in the steelwork bringing traffic chaos to millions of Scots
Transport Scotland has now confirmed the whole bridge has shut as a 'precautionary step', with no timescale set for it to reopen

The Forth Road Bridge has closed indefinitely from midnight after a defect was discovered in the structure's steelwork.

The southbound route over the bridge was initially shut on Tuesday evening after engineers found the problem during a routine inspection.  

A contraflow system was set up, with motorists experiencing subsequent disruption, particularly during the peak rush-hour periods.

Transport Scotland has now confirmed the whole bridge has shut as a 'precautionary step', with no timescale set for it to reopen.

It is due to cause major problems for commuters between Edinburgh and Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Transport Minister Derek Mackay told BBC Scotland: 'In light of the latest information and advice, we've been recommended to close the Forth Road Bridge.

'The reason for that is that further traffic will cause further damage to the bridge, having identified the fault, therefore the bridge has to be closed.

'I know that that causes significant disruption and I thank travellers and drivers for their patience but we have to close the bridge for reasons of safety to undertake investigation and repairs, and therefore I would advise the travelling public to avoid travelling if they were going to use the Forth Road Bridge tomorrow.'

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