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 June 11, 2014 at 11:47pm

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BREAKING: 17 Missing after Rio Bridge Collapse - actual potatocam footage with slo-mo  

RIO DE JANEIRO – At least 17 people are missing today after floodwaters caused the collapse of a bridge in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, authorities said.

The rain-swollen Jacui River brought down a bridge near the municipality of Agudo, where crowds of curiosity-seekers had gathered to see the rising waters, police Col. João Carlos Trindade Lopes told radio Gaucha.

Trindade said that between 25-30 people fell in the water when the bridge collapsed and emergency services units were able to pull eight of them out of the current alive.

Another five people who kept from falling in the water by hanging onto trees and brush were rescued from the riverbanks.

Up to now no dead bodies have been pulled out of the river, Trinidade said, though the air base in the neighboring town of Santa Maria at first said that seven people had died.

“We can only speak of missing persons, but it would be very hard for anyone to escape from such a powerful current alive,” Trinidade said.

Two air force helicopters were flying over the region looking for survivors, aided in the search by a boat of firefighters and three more carrying volunteers.

Agudo Mayor Ari Anunciação said on radio Gaucha that the situation was “very grave” and that the strong current was impeding rescue efforts.

In recent weeks the central area of Rio Grande do Sul state has seen heavy downpours and high winds that devastated several cities.

Meanwhile, mudslides caused by torrential rains have claimed 85 lives in the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais. EFE



Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2014 at 5:46am

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3 labourers killed, 6 injured in Surat flyover collapse in Surat

Last Updated : 10 Jun 2014 05:35:20 PM IST 

Three labourers were killed when an under-construction flyover fell in Surat on Wednesday.

Reports coming from Surat said that six others injured when a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Parle point area of the city.


A senior official said, "Three labourers died when a part of an under construction fly-over collapsed in Surat's Parle point area Wednesday morning," Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner M K Das said.

There may be some persons trapped in the debris, but authorities are uncertain about their number, he said.

The mishap occurred this morning when the labourers were shifting the columns of the bridge during which a portion of the flyover fell on them, he said.


The collapsed flyover was a part of the city's cable-wire bridge connecting Parle point area to Adajan near Tapi river, Das said.

The SMC has formed a committee to inquire into the collapse and an FIR has been ordered.

"We have ordered to file an FIR in this tragedy, while an expert committee has also been formed to inquire into the issue," Das said. "We have announced Rs two lakh ex-gratia for the families of the persons who lost their lives, Rs one lakh for those who sustained permanent disability in this incident and Rs 50,000 for the others injured has also been announced," Das said further.

The 'Adajan-Parle point linking' flyover was being constructed for last two years.

The deceased were yet to be identified, said Dr R D Burman, the medical officer of casualty ward of Surat civil hospital.

"One labourer died on the spot, while two others died during treatment. None of them are identified yet," he said. 

Six labourers, who sustained critical injuries, have been admitted in Surat Civil hospital, he added. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2014 at 5:34am

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Construction worker dies in Brazil monorail collapse

Part of an un

Fatality on extension originally planned to be ready for World Cup

Collapsed section of monorail

Collapsed section of monorail in Sao Paolo.

der-construction monorail system designed to extend the metro network in the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo has collapsed, killing one worker.

The victim was hit by a large concrete support beam that fell as part of the building work on a section of the line near Congonhas Airport, thePress Association reported.

It said the project was originally meant to be completed before the World Cup to help fans move around the city, however the government warned three years ago that the line would not be ready in time.

PA said an investigation into the cause of the accident was under way.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 7, 2014 at 4:04am

http://www.thedailystar.net/city/bailey-bridge-collapses-in-khagrac...

Bailey bridge collapses in Khagrachhari, 15 injured

Our Correspondent, Khagrachhari
This bailey bridge in Manikchhari upazila of Khagrachhari collapsed yesterday when a stone-laden truck and a microbus got on it, injuring at least 15 people and severing road communications with Chittagong. Photo: Star
This bailey bridge in Manikchhari upazila of Khagrachhari collapsed yesterday when a stone-laden truck and a microbus got on it, injuring at least 15 people and severing road communications with Chittagong. Photo: Star

A bailey bridge in Manikchhari upazila of Khagrachhari collapsed with a microbus and a stone-laden truck on it, leaving at least 15 people injured and severing road communications between Chittagong and Khagrachhari yesterday.  
Of the injured, Mohammad Sahabuddin, the truck driver, and Mohammad Younus, the helper, were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital with critical injuries, said police.
Contacted, Mohammad Ismail Hossain, executive engineer at Roads and Highways Department, Khagrachhari district said they have started repairing the bridge in Amtali area and that it would take about six days to complete the work.     

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 5, 2014 at 8:01pm

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Commuters stranded, towns cut-off as federal bridge collapses in Delta

By Segun Adebowale  /  June 5, 2014

Map of Delta State

The Illah-Ebu Bridge in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State has caved in.
The bridge, which links the oil rich state to neighbouring Edo State through Ukala-Uromi, also serves as a link route to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
It finally collapsed four days ago, having stayed for over 60 years.
The Eagle Online gathered that the bridge was last patched 15 years ago by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency when it first lost friction.
Besides social and business activities that have been paralyzed on the road, the disaster has since stalled the ongoing construction of Utor Bridge.
The Chairman of Oshimili North Local Government Area, Innocent Esewezie, joined hundreds of commuters, who were trapped by the collapse of the bridge, to appeal to the Federal Government to urgently effect repairs.
The council boss, who paid an unscheduled visit to the scene, lamented the untold disruption of human and vehicular movement from Illah to Ebu and to Ukala and Uromi in Edo State, and largely to Abuja.
Esewezie said: “For now, there is no other alternative road to link Illah to Ebu and other communities.
“This is really a cut-off.
“The collapse has prevented materials from being conveyed to Utor Bridge that is being constructed by the Federal Government to link Ebu to Uromi and further link the communities to Abuja.”

Comment by KM on June 4, 2014 at 4:38pm

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/del-closes-495-bridge-column-til...

Crucial East Coast Highway Bridge Closed

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Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it.

The bridge, near Wilmington Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars where found to be tilting. The bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.

It's the latest crisis involving the half-century-old interstate system.

Engineers say subsurface ground movement appears to have caused supporting columns on the Interstate 495 bridge to tilt. Officials said Tuesday they believe the bridge over the Christina River is stable enough to support itself, but that re-opening it to traffic could overload the structure.

Tripp Shenton, an expert on bridge superstructures and chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, said it would be tough to speculate on how close the bridge might have been to collapsing while carrying traffic.

"I don't know that anybody at this point would be able to answer that, just because they don't know how quickly this movement has occurred," he said. "We really don't know, and the engineers are still doing their analysis to look at the structure as it exists right now."

Four pairs of 50-foot columns have been found to be leaning, with the top of one column roughly two feet out of line with the bottom. The closing forces more traffic onto I-95, which runs through downtown Wilmington, and already is heavily clogged during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Engineers are conducting tests to determine the exact cause of the problem. No exact timetable for the bridge to reopen has been determined.

"It's not going to be open anytime soon," said state Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.

An Associated Press analysis of more than 600,000 bridges last year showed that more than 65,000 were classified as "structurally deficient" and more than 20,000 as "fracture critical." Of those, nearly 8,000 were both — a combination of red flags that experts say indicate significant disrepair and similar risk of collapse.

The now-closed Delaware bridge was classified as "fracture critical." A bridge is deemed that when it doesn't have redundant protections and is at risk of collapse if a single, vital component fails.

A section of a Washington state bridge collapsed last year when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load, sending a car and pickup truck into the water. Three people were rescued.

In 2007, a bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis fell during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2014 at 4:38am

http://elotitv.com/entry/communities-cut-off-as-bridge-collapses-in...

COMMUNITIES CUT OFF AS BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN DELTA

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

The road

Many communities in Delta, Edo and Kogi states have been cut off from access to Asaba, Delta State, and Onitsha in Anambra State following the collapse of the Ilah-Ebu Bridge in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The bridge collapsed after the river under the bridge overflowed its banks and created deep gullies around the bridge.

Users of the road are mainly farmers, traders and civil servants who travel to Asaba and Onitsha to sell and buy produce, as well as work in the Delta State capital.

When our correspondent visited the site of the collapse, stranded commuters on both sides of the bridge were seen disembarking and wading through the shallow part of the river to join buses and commercial motorcycles on the other sides.

The road connects Ebu in Delta State, the Esan area of Edo State and some parts of Kogi State to Asaba.

The Chairman of Ebu Task Force on Development, Dr. Kema Akeh, said he had summoned a meeting of the community to discuss the state of the bridge on Monday after he experienced a disturbing vibration on the bridge.

“But before we could meet, the bridge had collapsed,” he said, calling on the Federal and the state government to come to the aid of the people.

One of the road users, Mr. Dom Okonta, said he had to park his car on the other side of the river to cross home.

He said the situation had been pathetic for the people because that was the only road to go home.

“The alternative is to use the River Niger, which is very risky,” he said.

The road is an inter-state federal road said to have been inaugurated about 10 years ago.

The Delta State Federal Controller of Works was not at his desk when our correspondent called. His aides declined to give out his telephone contacts.

But our correspondent was told that a team from the Federal Ministry of Works had visited the site on Tuesday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2014 at 4:11am

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/crucial-east-coast-highway-bridg...

Crucial East Coast Highway Bridge Closed

Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it.

The bridge, near Wilmington, Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars where found to be tilting. The bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.

Engineers say ground under the pillars moved and caused the supports to tilt on the Interstate 495 bridge. Officials said they believe the bridge over the Christina River is stable enough to support itself, but that re-opening it to traffic could overload the structure.

Tripp Shenton, an expert on bridge superstructures and chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, said it would be tough to speculate on how close the bridge might have been to collapsing while carrying traffic.

"I don't know that anybody at this point would be able to answer that, just because they don't know how quickly this movement has occurred," he said.

Four pairs of 50-foot columns have been found to be leaning, with the top of one column roughly two feet out of line with the bottom. The columns are leaning by as much as 2.4 degrees, or 4 percent, from vertical. The whole bridge needs to be inspected, officials say.

The closing forces more traffic onto I-95, which runs through downtown Wilmington, and already is heavily clogged during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Engineers are trying to find out the exact cause of the problem and there is no exact timetable for the bridge to reopen.

"It's not going to be open anytime soon," said state Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.

It's the latest crisis involving the half-century-old interstate system.

An AP analysis of more than 600,000 bridges last year showed that more than 65,000 were classified as "structurally deficient" and more than 20,000 as "fracture critical." Of those, nearly 8,000 were both — a combination of red flags that experts say indicate significant disrepair and similar risk of collapse.

The now-closed Delaware bridge was classified as "fracture critical." A bridge is deemed that when it doesn't have redundant protections and is at risk of collapse if a single, vital component fails.

The problem with the bridge was discovered by crews working on an unrelated project.

Two employees of private geoscience consulting company Duffield Associates saw some cracking in the soils around a dirt pile, then looked at the columns and noticed that they appeared to be tilting, said the firm's chairman, Jeff Bross.

"They were significant cracks," Bross said.

Bhatt could not say whether the dirt pile was there legally but noted that part of it appears to be in DelDOT's right of way.

As for the detours and traffic, the transportation department has sent out notices from Maine to Florida, telling people the best routes to take to avoid the bridge.

Joe Erthal heard about the closure Tuesday morning while heading to Maryland from Philadelphia, where he lives. Driving home that afternoon, he got mixed up while trying to bypass the closure and mistakenly ended up on I-495.

"I guess we're just going to have to find another way around 'til everything's fixed again," Erthal said while consulting a map app on his cellphone for directions.

Bridge collapses are not common, but some of the more prominent ones in recent history took place on fracture critical spans. That includes the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed in Washington state last year, the 2007 failure of the I-35W bridge that killed 13 people in Minneapolis and the 1983 collapse of the I-95 bridge over the Mianus River in Connecticut. .

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 28, 2014 at 11:28pm

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· 3 hrs ago

Summary Darbhanga: Four labourers were on Wednesday feared killed when an under-construction bridge collapsed and fell into a river in a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, an official said. The bridge being laid on the river Kareh in Akraha village collapsed and fell in the river after a beam between two pillars became loose, Sub-Divisional Officer Kari Ram said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 27, 2014 at 6:52am

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Incomplete Trisuli bridge collapses 

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