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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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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 20, 2016 at 6:42am

http://www.hcssafety.co.uk/news/none-injured-in-manchester-canal-br...

No-one Injured in Manchester Canal Bridge Collapse

A giant 60ft suspension bridge next to the M60 Barton Bridge in Manchester, collapsed on Monday (16th May).

At around 8:20am, The 500 tonne concrete platform, which was being constructed between four 31 metre high pillars, fell around 60 feet to the ground.

The structure is part of a new lifting bridge beside the Manchester Ship Canal, which will carry a new dual carriageway linking the Trafford Centre to Salford to help relieve congestion problems. When complete, it will be the widest one of its kind in the country.

Emergency services rushed to the site shortly after the collapse occurred, but thankfully no one was injured.
Workmen at an opposite construction site said they thought the devastating crash was an earthquake.

In a statement he made to ME News, Tony Slammon, project manager of the facing work site, said: “We were in our cabin at the front of the site at approximately 8.20am and felt the shudder and presumed it was an earthquake. It wasn’t a bang, the whole building shook. Within a few minutes emergency services arrived.”

Mr Slammon continued: “We have now seen the aftermath of what really happened.
“The cables have snapped. Clearly, the suspension cables that hold the bridge up have given way. The bridge has been up there for about two months and workmen do work in the raised position. It has given way, for what reason we don’t yet know.”

The works were being carried out by Peel Land and Property.

Works on the bridge have been halted indefinitely whilst investigations are under way, with the canal closed off to maritime traffic whilst the cause is discovered.

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “HSE is aware of the incident. We have inspectors on site, including a specialist mechanical engineer, and are making preliminary enquiries.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 20, 2016 at 3:11am

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160519/jsp/siliguri/story_86395.jsp#...

Stranded tourists return to Gangtok

- Bridge collapse makes 300 halt in north Sikkim village overnight

The Gurudongmar lake in north Sikkim that is a big draw for tourists

Gangtok, May 18: Around 300 tourists were stranded overnight on the way back to Gangtok from north Sikkim as a concrete bridge over a stream collapsed near the north Sikkim highway.

The tourists, many of them from Bengal and who had gone to Yumthang valley and Gurudongmar lake, returned to Gangtok this evening after local police and villagers built a tacky log bridge over the stream and arranged for transport.

From today, the police in Gangtok have stopped issuing permits for north Sikkim that is frequented by tourists who want to visit Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang valley and Gurudongmar lake. Permits to go to north Sikkim will be issued after the bridge is mended.

The bridge, part of the north Sikkim highway, has the North district headquarters, Mangan, on one side and Chungthang on the other.

"The Chungthang-Mangan road is closed as the bridge at Rel Kyong got washed away by the overflowing stream yesterday," said the North district collector Karma Bonpo.

Rel Kyong is around 75km from Gangtok.

A senior BRO official said it would take at least four days to open the road.

Yesterday around 4pm, the bridge over the Ri Chu stream collapsed when water rushed down and washed away part of the structure.

According to meteorologist G.N. Raha at the Gangtok Met office, areas near Mangan got around 38.mm rainfall yesterday afternoon.

District project officer Karma Dorji Wajalingpa said: "Last night, the stranded tourists were accommodated in home stays, the homes of residents, schools and hotels near Toong, a village.

Although the local police had managed to arrange for the return of the 300 tourists to Gangtok by this evening, around 40 of them stayed back with plans to see Lachen and Lachung.

From Chungthang, tourists either visit Lachen and continue towards Gurudongmar lake or they proceed to Lachung and go to see Yumthang valley.

Many tour operators sent their vehicles from Gangtok today to pick up their respective guests.

"By the time we received the information yesterday evening, it was too late to send vehicles. We sent cars this morning," said tour operator Gagan Rai.

Snehamoy Chatterjee and his wife Kakoli from Thakurpukur in Calcutta said initially they were worried after they came to know that the road had been closed. They had to stay in the house of a villager at Toong. "We never thought that we would spend a night in a rural hamlet in north Sikkim. The experience was good and we enjoyed a delicious dinner, especially a local butter tea called suja," Kakoli said.

Partha Saha from Malda said the villagers had helped the tourists. "They welcomed us and gave us dinner and shelter. They refused to take any money in return. The villagers won our hearts with their kindness."

A couple from Madhya Pradesh who had booked a two-day trip to North Sikkim, however, sounded disappointed. "We had a desire to see Yumthang valley but now, we will head to Namchi in South Sikkim," said Sajan Oberoi who came with his wife Nandita.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 21, 2016 at 5:17am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3548118/Fears-New-Orleans-h...

Fears for New Orleans' historic Canal Street as abandoned six-lane freeway tunnel built underneath it in the Sixties starts collapsing

  • Part of Canal Street has been closed due to decaying tunnel underneath
  • Workers noticed bulge in the wall of tunnel and water leaking out last week
  • Tunnel was due to form part of new highway but project was abandoned
  • City workers warn more closures could be necessary if problem worsens

It is one of the most historic streets in New Orleans, a major thoroughfare through the town center and bearer of the city's streetcar service.

But now part of Canal Street is closed after an abandoned six-lane highway built underneath it back in the Sixties started collapsing.

Officials noticed a bulge in the wall of the tunnel and water leaking from the side last week, and so decided to close the road for fear it might fall into the space beneath.

The six-lane tunnel was built in the Sixties and was due to form part of a new highway but the project was eventually scrapped and the tunnel sealed away

The six-lane tunnel was built in the Sixties and was due to form part of a new highway but the project was eventually scrapped and the tunnel sealed away

The tunnel runs between the bottom end of Canal Street over a block to nearby Poydras Street.

It was originally meant to be part of a Riverfront Highway, designed to take traffic from Interstate 10 down to the bank of the Mississippi before cutting across to the French Quarter and then over a bridge on to the opposite bank.

The tunnel, due to run under the new Rivergate Exhibition Hall, was constructed ahead of the rest of the highway at the same time the hall was being built.

The rest of the highway was never constructed, however, after fierce resistance from those living in the French Quarter to a loud, busy new road that would separate them from the river.

Without any road to connect to, the tunnel was sealed underground and largely abandoned, though parts of it are used as a parking garage for a nearby casino.

H.J. Bosworth, an engineer from Levees.org, told WWLTV that because the tunnel was never completed it is probably only held up by a temporary unpainted steel construction.

The notoriously wet ground around New Orleans means the steel would have rusted fairly quickly, becoming weak before eventually falling down.

Bosworth said: 'The collapse wouldn't be catastrophic and things dropping like 20 feet or anything like that. 'Something like that collapses little by little.'

City leaders say they're assessing the tunnel damage and additional street closures may be needed if the problem gets worse.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that the presence of water in the tunnel is not an indication of problems with a floodwall in that area





Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 21, 2016 at 5:09am

http://newsme.com.ua/en/ukraine/3372883/

In Poltava part of a road bridge collapsed into the river

19 April 2016, 18:19 | Ukraine
On the highway Kyiv-Sumy collapsed bridge. The water of the river Sula, near the district center in Poltava fell Lokhvytsya of the bridge deck.

According to TSN. ua site user who sent the photo, because of the collapse of the bridge blocked the vehicular traffic on the 172 km section of the road P-60 "Krolevets - Konotop - Romny - Pyriatyn".

"Argument" says that this bridge for 20 years was in disrepair. However, the whole prevention was reduced to the deck of the new asphalt coating and painting rim.

Now go around the construction of rural roads have, making the detour of about 30 km. Also, the publication is concerned now with the increase in load will increase the danger of the collapse of two bridges area.
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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2016 at 3:49am

http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2016/04/08/26274/Finnish-studen...

Fri, 08 Apr, 2016 12:46:07 AM
FTimes- STT Report, Apr 8
A group of Finnish on a school camping trip to Norway were involved in a bridge accident on Thursday.
 
The fifth-graders from Karisto School in Lahti were taking photographs while on the bridge when it suddenly collapsed.
 
The accident happened in Skibotn, northern Norway.
 
A dozen students fell in the water but were quickly saved.
 
A group of adults takings photographs next to the bridge dived to help. The children were on the bridge with the permission of a local guide.
 
No one was placed in danger, said the school. One pupil, however, suffered hand injury.
 
The school rector Tiina Marttinen told news agency STT that the water was a couple centimetres deep during the time the bridge collapsed.
 
"A few pupils were scared, but the majority of the children reacted calmly. Of course, they had a disgusting feeling after the soaking," Marttinen said.
- See more at: http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2016/04/08/26274/Finnish-studen...
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 22, 2016 at 11:56pm

https://tuko.co.ke/110026-crisis-machakos-collapse-another-major-br...

Crisis in Machakos after collapse of two major bridges

– Transport in a section of Machakos county is completely paralysed after the only bridge serving major centers in the area collapsed.

– Area leaders are calling for a speedy response by the government, seeing as it is the second bridge in the area to crash in a span of three months

Residents in a section of Machakos County have been left stranded after the only bridge serving them to a neighbouring sub-county fell apart.

The Kaewa bridge, connecting Kathiani and Kangundo sub-counties to Mwala Sub-County, crashed on Friday following what was described as heavy traffic, as it was the only one left serving motorists after the collapse of Thwake main bridge during the El-Nino rains in December 2015.

“The second bridge that has been used by all motorists going in and out of the Kathiani and Kangundo sub-counties has broken down. The bridge might have broken down due to heavy tractors ferrying sand from the sub-counties,” area Chief Titus Vuva was quoted by Machakos County News.

The chief called on the government to respond to the situation, saying residents have been left in a crisis, and development is being affected.

Motorists in the area have also been left worried as they use other bridges, fearing for similar occurrences.

Vuva advised users of bridges to exercise caution when approaching, as they wait for the government to repair the two bridges and recheck others.

Other issues experienced by motorists across the country on bridges is what is often termed as blackspots.

A few weeks ago on March 3, two people died after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into Nithi River along the Embu-Meru road.

The driver is suspected to have lost control and hit the rails of the bridge, leading the car to plunge into the river where the two occupants died on the spot.

Area traffic commandant noted that most road accidents at the Nithi Bridge happen on weekends, and called on motorist to exercise caution when approaching the bridge.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 21, 2016 at 7:03pm

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/concrete-slab-collapse...

Concrete slab collapses in Montreal tunnel, no injuries reported

A huge concrete slab fell Sunday on a major expressway that runs under downtown Montreal, the latest in a series of incidents that point to the city's crumbling infrastructure.

No one was injured in the collapse in the Ville-Marie tunnel, but the incident could have had disastrous consequences if it had occurred on Monday at the same time, during bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, police said.

“Our officers arrived at the scene and we verified and made sure that no one was stuck underneath the rubble,” Daniel Thibaudeau, spokesman for Quebec provincial police, told reporters Sunday.

About 100,000 vehicles use the expressway during an average weekday, according to Transport Quebec.

Construction workers, who had been doing repairs on the walls of the tunnel, were the first to report the incident.

One worker, who asked not to be identified, said he thought the vibrations from the repairs may have led to the collapse.

The fallen structure measured about 15 metres long in total, and was composed of several concrete blocks designed to prevent glare as drivers entered the tunnel.

Officials with Transport Quebec, along with emergency crews, were at the scene Sunday trying to figure out what happened.

By late afternoon, dozens of curious bystanders had gathered on the sidewalk along the expressway to view the damage.

The falling concrete is just the latest in a series of infrastructure problems on the city's roads and bridges.

The emergency construction work on two crucial city arteries — the Champlain Bridge and the Turcot Interchange — has led to nightmarish traffic jams at odd hours, even in the dead of summer.

The incident on Sunday also brought back memories of the 2006 collapse of a highway overpass in nearby Laval, which killed five people and injured several more.

A spokeswoman for Transport Quebec tried to reassure Montreal drivers, saying the provincial government regularly inspects the city's transportation infrastructure and has invested $4 billion this year alone.

“We won't open this piece of infrastructure until we know it's safe,” Caroline Larose told reporters gathered near the expressway.

Helen Christodoulou, a Montreal engineer and an expert on bridges, said the latest incident is proof that not enough has been done in Quebec since the 2006 overpass collapse.

Following the collapse, the province conducted a major review of the province's bridges and overpasses, promising to make any repairs necessary.

“It's very clear that the house needs order,” Ms. Christodoulou said in an interview.

“If this had gone during a peak traffic time, you would have had an additional loss of life.”

But the falling concrete also points to the major challenges ahead across Canada, as the country struggles to upgrade its aging roads, bridges and sewers.

Montreal's longtime mayor Gerald Tremblay said he has been pushing for more assistance from the federal and provincial government for a decade as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

“This isn't a situation particular to Montreal,” he told reporters.

“We're doing everything that is humanly possible.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 19, 2016 at 8:09pm

http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16913-icihaiti-flash-bridge-collaps...

iciHaiti - FLASH : Bridge collapse on Rivière grise
19/03/2016 08:17:54

iciHaiti - FLASH : Bridge collapse on Rivière grise

Friday, around 8:30 am the metal bridge 62 meters long by 20 meters wide, cast on Rivière grise on Route 9, connecting Cité soleil to the National #1 (north of the capital), partially collapsed at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. Note that this infrastructure, who sees every day nearly a hundred of heavily loaded trucks, was provided to support a maximum load of 20 tons, a rarely respected limit and often exceeded...

Alert, the Civil Protection Department (DPC) of the Ministry of Interior has sent brigadiers to the scene for the purpose of emergency response.

If no casualties were reported, the accident site however, was secured to prevent any other incidents at the scene, which remain relatively dangerous, pending the intervention of specific institutions for major mechanical actions.



An accident yet predictable on this old infrastructure of 20 years, which was not maintained by the Ministry of Public Works and whose bolted devices of several connections were stolen, without anyone worries about the consequences...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 14, 2016 at 11:19pm

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14342828.Urgent_repairs_...

Urgent repairs to collapsing bridge force emergency closure of main road

The main road into Silsden is to be closed from tomorrow night until Wednesday morning so that urgent repairs can be carried out to a collapsing bridge.

Movement of the supports (abutments) of the privately owned bridge, which is off Keighley Road (A6034), 60 metres north of Belton Road, is already causing problems on the footway and if urgent action is not taken, it is likely to obstruct the road.

If it is left it could fully collapse, affecting electricity, gas and telecommunications infrastructure in the area.

To carry out the necessary repairs safely, Bradford Council Highways engineers have ordered a closure of the A6034 from 8pm tomorrow until 6am on Wednesday.

This will enable contractors to lift off the deck of the bridge by crane in order to rebuild and strengthen the abutment. The strengthening work will then be done afterwards using temporary two-way traffic signals on the A6034 over a period of time - the time this work will take cannot be determined until the deck has been removed.

A diversion route on to the A629 towards Skipton and back on the A65 towards Addingham will be signposted. The Council Highways team is working with North Yorkshire County Council and emergency services to prepare appropriately signed diversion routes for traffic.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 14, 2016 at 10:42pm

http://rushincrash.com/uncategorized/in-the-krasnoyarsk-region-six-...

In the Krasnoyarsk region, six people were injured in the (bridge) collapse

14 Mar 2016In the Krasnoyarsk region, six people were injured in the collapse. "Six people were injured in the collapse of the bridge in Krasnoyarsk Krai. The incident occurred in the town of Minusinsk. "The bridge was under construction at the time of the collapse there were two pieces of equipment, six people suffered", — said a source in the emergency services. As a result three people were hospitalized.

Six people were injured in the collapse of the bridge in Krasnoyarsk Krai. On Monday, 14 March, the source said RIA Novosti emergency services in the region.

The incident occurred in the town of Minusinsk. “The bridge was under construction at the time of the collapse there were two pieces of equipment, six people suffered”, — said the Agency interlocutor. As a result three people were hospitalized.

In October last year in the city of Velsk of the Arkhangelsk region collapsed bridge over the river váh. As a result of emergency residents of four villages inhabited by almost 12 thousand people were left without road connection.

In January of the same year in Kaliningrad collapsed the old Berlin bridge. The incident occurred when the emergency facility was dismantled by the builders. As a result four workers died and two others were injured. In July 2014 in Krasnoyarsk after one of the pillars crashed into a KAMAZ, collapsed part of the pedestrian viaduct. Then was injured two passers-by.

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