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 July 4, 2015 at 2:29am

Bridge collapse strands cars near Johns Island marina

Posted: Jul 03, 2015 12:59 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 03, 2015 1:51 PM EDT


A bridge collapse connecting a Johns Island marina means an inconvenience for motorists whose vehicles are stranded on the other side.

C.C. Caudle says both of her family's cars are on the other side of a bridge at St. Johns Yacht Harbor that she was told collapsed between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m Friday.

"We have no idea what's going to happen," Caudle said.

Her husband drove to Charleston last Sunday for the week to work on their boat. She said she arrived Thursday night for the weekend, then learned Friday morning a section of the bridge appeared to have fallen.

Caudle said the bridge had been down to one lane for some time and said she was relieved to hear no one was hurt. But the collapse meant she had to call her daughter for a ride to the store.

"The only two cars we have are over there," she said.

There is no word on the cause of the collapse or how soon repairs can be made.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 2, 2015 at 10:15pm

Double whammy bridge collapse, train derails

Train plunges into canal in Pakistan, killing 12

The army said four carriages derailed after part of the bridge collapsed near Wazirabad in Punjab province.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 27, 2015 at 8:48pm

Shenzhen Metro Tunnel Collapses… for the 4th Time This Year

The collapse left one person dead and many others injured

A Shenzhen Metro tunnel under construction collapsed yesterday, trapping five workers and killing one. It happened yesterday on Shenzhen’s future Line 7, located between Fumin and Huanggang in Futian District at 4:10pm. Ten meters of tunnel collapsed, causing a three meter deep hole on the surface above. At the time of the incident, the five workers were changing the blades on the digging mechanism.

The trapped survivors were rescued by firefighters, with three requiring medical attention for their injuries. The last person to be rescued was freed at 11:35 last night.

The cause has not yet been determined. Nearly 50 residents living in houses above the cave-in have been evacuated from their homes as a safety precaution. Emergency repairs have been made as workers were later seen pouring cement into the hole on the surface.

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This is not the first time construction on a subway tunnel in Shenzhen has led to a collapse.

This past February, a huge sinkhole that appeared in Luohu District was suspected to be due to construction for the Shenzhen Metro Line 9. Last November, a tunnel under construction for Line 7 caused a road to collapse near Fumin Road and Yitian Road. Last October, construction on Yinhu Station on Metro Line 9 led to yet another collapse.

Up until yesterday’s tragedy, no tunnel collapses in Shenzhen have involved any fatalities.

Despite this frequency, the building of the Shenzhen Metro has been criticized for improper safety protocols as far back as 2013. In July of that year, a tunnel for Line 9 collapsed, trapping seven workers and later prompting criticism that construction for the subway tunnels was using inferior building materials and work procedures.

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Subway tunnel collapses have also been occurring throughout China. Over the past year, subway tunnels that have collapsed during construction killed one person in Shenyang last month, and another in Nanning last October. As well, Beijing suffered one such incident last March.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 25, 2015 at 5:33am

No heavy rain, but bridge collapses, 3 dead in South Cotabato

June 25, 2015

RESIDENTS of the village of Concepcion in Koronadal City find themselves cut off from the rest of the city after strong river currents swept away a portion of the village bridge. AL SALUDO/CONTRIBUTOR

RESIDENTS of the village of Concepcion in Koronadal City find themselves cut off from the rest of the city after strong river currents swept away a portion of the village bridge. AL SALUDO/CONTRIBUTOR

KORONADAL CITY—Three people were killed, a major bridge was damaged and several areas of South Cotabato were submerged in flood waters following hours of light to moderate rain that started on Tuesday.

Tupi, South Cotabato Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo said separate landslides took place in Barangay Bunao and Lunen and killed three people.

Tamayo did not identify those killed but added that the landslides were triggered by the rain.

Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said a tricycle driver was also injured when the bridge in Barangay Concepcion collapsed as he was crossing it early Wednesday.

The driver, who was also not identified, was rescued after falling off the bridge and is now recuperating at the provincial hospital.

Miguel said the bridge collapse was due to the strong current of the river at the height of the rain.

He said the rain also triggered floods that displaced at least 1,000 families in three low-lying villages of this city.

Miguel said in a radio interview that classes in all levels in the city had been suspended.

In nearby Banga town, at least 700 families were also displaced when floodwaters swept into four villages and damaged several houses.

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes said floods were also reported in the towns of Norala and Tupi.

In the town of Rosario, Cavite province, flooding on Tuesday caused the suspension of classes in one of the town’s biggest villages, Poblacion.

“A little rain here causes flood already,” said Sid Samaniego, municipal media relations officer.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 25, 2015 at 5:24am

San Francisco Bay Bridge In Danger Of Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Posted: June 24, 2015

The new eastern span of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge carries some 270,000 cars every day, but now that cracks are starting to be found in the structural rods, experts have begun to question the bridge’s stability.

New reports show support rods with cracks in them, and experts are beginning to wonder if the country’s second busiest bridge is as structurally sound as advertised.

Berkeley engineer and corrosion expert Lisa Fulton told the San Francisco Chronicle the bridge could collapse without an earthquake.

“There doesn’t have to be a lot of force on those rods for them to break. That could indicate that we don’t need an earthquake for them to snap, that they are unreliable in the service loads that they are under now. It’s a portent of catastrophe.”

The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was built to replace the part of the bridge that collapsed in the 1989 earthquake, but has faced construction problems almost from the start.

Originally billed at $1.1 billion, it was scheduled to open in 2003, but construction delays ballooned costs to $6.4 billion and kept the bridge from opening until 2013. That makes it the most expensive public works project in California history, according to San Francisco CBS.

The problem is the high strength steel structural tower rods designed to hold the bridge up and prevent it from collapsing in an earthquake.

Nearly every fastener and support rod has been exposed to salt water from the bay, and they’re starting to crack and fail because of engineering problems.

It’s the same construction problem that cost $45 million to fix in 2013 when Caltrans discovered 32 rods had failed after being allowed to sit in salt water. The hydrogen in the water weakens the high-strength steel allowing cracks to develop.

The San Francisco Chronicle began exposing problems with the bridge’s stability years ago, but that didn’t stop officials from opening it despite the threats to public safety.

That’s because the Toll Bridge Project Oversight Committee, which took over management of the bridge’s construction in 2005, analyzed the problem and says the bridge is safe.

The agency says the new span is much safer than the old, despite any lingering concerns. It was designed as a “lifeline” to reopen quickly in case of an earthquake, so the city could receive need supplies and assistance.

Meanwhile, the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is being laboriously deconstructed and hauled away.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2015 at 10:24pm Bridge collapses in rural Hunt County WFAA 3:12 p.m. CDT June 21, 2015 

Lakes, streams and rivers in North Texas are spilling over their banks as more rain sweeps across the region, leading to flooding on Father's Day.

In Hunt County, the FM 118 bridge over the South Sulphur River reportedly collapsed, sending an occupied Dodge pickup truck into the raging waters at the rural location 55 miles northeast of Dallas

A photograph supplied by the Hunt County Fire Marshal showed the truck at a 45-degree angle with the cab area submerged in the water and the driver's side door open.

The FM 118 bridge over South Sulphur River collapsed

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 20, 2015 at 7:47pm


Friday, June 19, 2015 09:20AM

Part of a 103-year-old bridge being rebuilt in central Pennsylvania collapsed Thursday, injuring three workers, emergency and construction officials said.

The collapse occurred shortly after 2 p.m. in the northbound lane of the North Broad Street Bridge, which carries U.S. Route 219 over Elk Creek in Ridgway, said Marla Fannin, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Ridgway is about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The southbound lane of the bridge was open at the time but no motorists or passenger vehicles were believed to be on the bridge when it collapsed, Fannin said. Northbound traffic was being detoured while crews worked to demolish and rebuild that side of the bridge.

Fire Chief Scott Pontious said one worker in an excavator and two walking on the bridge were hurt. Two of the workers didn't appear to be badly injured, though one was being flown to a hospital in nearby St. Marys, the chief said. The names and conditions of the workers weren't immediately released.

"The excavator was sitting in the middle of the bridge, and two guys were walking across the bridge, and it just collapsed," Pontious told The Associated Press. He viewed a video of the collapse captured on a surveillance camera from a nearby store.

The area has been hit by rains on and off all week, although it wasn't immediately clear what caused the collapse, the chief said.

PennDOT closed the bridge to traffic until further notice. Agency inspectors were going to the bridge, which won't reopen unless and until they deem it safe, Fannin said.

Paul Roman, president of Francis J. Palo Inc., the contractor on the project, said the injured didn't work for the company. He believed they were employees of a subcontractor whom he wouldn't immediately name.

About 5,500 vehicles use the bridge daily, nearly 10 percent of them trucks, according to the National Bridge Inventory.

The bridge was built in 1912, and work to replace the superstructure began in March. PennDOT said at the time that the $2.2 million project involved repairing and rebuilding the bridge one side at a time. Once completed, PennDOT will be able to remove the bridge from Elk County's structurally deficient list.

The bridge is scheduled for inspections every two years; the last available data, from May 2012, showed the bridge's deck and superstructure received a score of 4 on a 0 to 9 scale, with 9 being "excellent." A score of 4 indicates the bridge was in "poor condition," according to the National Bridge Inventory.

The bridge's substructure was considered "satisfactory" and its overall score of 4 means the bridge "meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is," according to the Bridge Inventory.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 18, 2015 at 10:56pm

Railroad bridge collapses in Indiana

Resident of Huntington County, Ind. said a Norfolk Southern train crossed the bridge less than an hour before it fell.

   A railroad bridge in Huntington County, Ind. collapsed early this morning, according to a Norfolk Southern Corp. emergency service alert.
   The railway said the collapse was caused by flooding from heavy rains that have been pummeling the area the last few days. As a result, NS has closed its mainline between Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Peru, Ind.
   NS said railway personnel are on site and resources are being dedicated to repair the bridge and re-open the mainline as soon as possible, but that customers with traffic moving through this area should expect delays of 48 to 72 hours.
   According to a report from local news affiliate ABC 21/NBC 33, residents of the small town of Andrew, Ind. said flood waters from the overflowing Little River reached the support walls of the bridge around 2:00 AM and eroded the surface until the bridge finally collapsed.
   One witness told the news station a Norfolk Southern train had just passed over that bridge less than an hour before the collapse.
   No serious injuries have been reported thus far resulting from the bridge collapse or greater flooding, but Huntington County emergency officials are still warning residents to stay away from flood waters and ABC 21/NBC 33reported several residents have already evacuated and found temporary shelter.

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Bridge collapse closes Norfolk Southern line in Indiana (updated)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Heavy rains on the Lake Division of Norfolk Southern resulted in a bridge collapse near Huntington, Ind., on Tuesday. The collapse closed the NS mainline between Fort Wayne and Peru. An abutment failed on the bridge over the...
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 17, 2015 at 5:42am

Two dead as gold mine collapses in Kakamega

21:15 16/06/2015

Nairobi - Two miners were buried alive while three others narrowly escaped death after a quarry collapsed on Tuesday in Ikolomani, Kakamega.

The deceased two brothers Fredrick Inyama 28 and Mark Muhatia 22 succumbed after the mining tunnel was washed by raging waters in the 11 pm incident.

The two were excavating gold from the famed Ikolomani Ikolomani Gold mines when the accident occurred.

“We were about to leave for supper as the next shift comes in to replace us. I was in the tunnel waiting for the witch to lift us up. One my colleague warned that we leave quickly because we have hit water. Suddenly, raging water came from nowhere. I saw floods and had to try and escape,” said Chrispinus Imbwaka,a survivor.

The deceased have left behind one child each.

“The water was quickly filling up the tunnel and it was everyone for himself. Three of us managed to climb over 40 feet to the ground but our brothers were overpowered by water as the tunnel collapsed with them,” said Imbwaka.

James Mushira, the uncle to the deceased said the water could have come from various mining holes left by European miners in the early sixties.

“The ministry of mining in partnership with the county government needs to fill this holes. They pose a risk especially to children, elderly and livestock. We lose at least one person or animal monthly in these holes. They are filled with water and as we speak, most of them are collapsing. It’s dangerous,” said Mushira.

He appealed to both governments to give miners modern equipment for excavation saying failure, more lives will be lost as high rate of poverty forces most locals to risk their lives in search of the precious stones.

“Last month, one person drowned in one of the holes trying to rescue his cattle. Earlier another died in Mukaisi village a few kilometers from here in the mining tunnels and many have died inside the tunnels. How long are we going to lose our sons?” asked Mushira.

Jonathan Koech, Ikolomani sub county AP Commander said police are working together with the public in efforts to retrieve the bodies from the tunnels.

“We have been here since yesterday night around 2am and up to now we are yet to recover even one body. We have withdrawn water and now believe we will retrieve them before the end of the day,” said Koech

He however cautioned residents to avoid excavating the minerals during rainy seasons.

“The heavy rainfalls have made soils loose and tunnels are likely to collapse. Residents  need to be more careful to avoid such incidences,” said Koech.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 17, 2015 at 4:39am

Posted at: Jun 17 2015 1:08AM

2 bridges collapse in Ferozepur

2 bridges collapse in Ferozepur

A bridge that collapsed on the Rajasthan feeder canal in Ferozepur on Tuesday. a tribune photograph


Ferozepur, June 16

Two bridges — a foot bridge and a road bridge — over the Rajasthan feeder canal between the Mallanwala head works and the Makhu area in Ferozepur collapsed today. The bridges used to connect more than 25 villages.

Sources in the drainage department said following a hailstorm last week, a large amount of water hyacinth had accumulated upstream. It choked the canal and subsequently the bridge collapsed as piers were situated close to each other which could not sustain the pressure build up by hyacinth.

After the foot bridge connecting Hashmatwala and Kimewala villages at the Rajasthan feeder (Turret Number 31755) collapsed, another road bridge situated ahead over the same feeder ( Turret number 37643) was also badly damaged. The villagers said they had informed the drainage officials about the accumulation of hyacinth but in vain.

When contacted, Sanjiv Gupta, XEN, Rajasthan feeder, said the process of cleaning the hyacinth was undertaken every year. However, the bridges were quite old and could not bear the pressure build up by the water hyacinth accumulated after the storm. “We had pressed JCB machines into service to clear the hyacinth but the quantity was so large that it did not help much,” he said.

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