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 February 17, 2014 at 6:12am

Miners rescued after S Africa shaft collapse

Rescuers say they have saved 11 people trapped while illegally working in abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg.

Last updated: 16 Feb 2014 18:34

Rescue workers in South Africa say they have saved 11 miners trapped in an abandoned gold mineshaft east of Johannesburg and that there were no miners left underground.

Werner Vermaak, an emergency services spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that rescue operations had ceased on the site and the mine had been handed over to mine security.

The miners have been taken into police custody, accused of mining illegally.

Initial reports said that more than 200 miners were trapped further down a steep tunnel, but Vermaak said that he could not confirm it.

Some of those who came out were dehydrated but otherwise in good spirits, emergency responder Kobus Du Plooy told the Associated Press news agency.

The miners were trapped by fallen boulders below the surface at the old mine site in Benoni.

Shain Germaner, a journalist for the Star newspaper, told Al Jazeera that the men were believed to have been trapped since Saturday morning.

Heavy equipment had been brought in to try to remove the boulders obstructing the shaft, and a Reuters reporter saw ropes and a hoist being lowered into the shaft. There was a heavy police presence. 


A spokesman for The Gold One, which has prospecting rights to the area, said that the miners were trapped in the "New Kleinfontein 6" ventilation shaft, which had been closed off with concrete slabs.

"The illegal miners have dug a tunnel right next to it to access the shaft and it has collapsed behind them," he said, adding that heavy rain may have triggered the collapse. 

Illegal mining of abandoned shafts is common in South Africa, where informal miners excavate mineral ore to be sold to buyers, often living underground in dangerous and precarious conditions.

"It is definitely a common occurence in South Africa," Vermaak told Al Jazeera. "These mines have been closed down because they are too dangerous to mine."

At least 82 men - thought to have been illegal miners - died after an underground fire at a Harmony gold mine in South Africa in 2009.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 12, 2014 at 6:40am

Bridge Collapse Strands Tourists In Peru's Machu Picchu

LIMA, Feb 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Landslides triggered by heavy rains washed away a bridge connecting the 15th century Inca site of Machu Picchu in Peru, stranding some 250 tourists from several countries, a local official said Tuesday.

With the collapse of the Aobamba bridge, said Ruben Pinto, mayor of the local Santa Teresa district, the visitors were cut off from the train station that shuttles visitors in and out of Machu Picchu.

The mayor asked the tourists to remain at the site before municipal workers could fix the bridge.

Declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1983, Machu Picchu is often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas."

In 2013, the site attracted 3.16 million visitors from around the world, according to official figures.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 12, 2014 at 6:11am

Historic Stonelick Twp. bridge collapses during rehabilitation

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 5:58 PM ESTUpdated: Feb 11, 2014 7:08 PM EST


A historic covered bridge in Stonelick Township collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

The bridge, located on Stonelick-Williams Corner Road, collapsed around 2:30 p.m. Authorities say that the incident happened as crews were working to rehabilitate the bridge.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation. No injuries were reported and the bridge remains closed. 

The Clermont County Engineer, Pat Manger, will be meeting with the contractor to assess the situation and determine next steps. FOX19 will update the story as details become available.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 11, 2014 at 10:31am

Cairo''s bridge collapses, killing one man

11/02/2014   |   11:20 AM |  
CAIRO, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- At least one man was killed when a section of a bridge in Al-Marg district, northern of Egyptian capital, collapsed late Monday.
Fire broke out in shacks under the bridge, located, and a number of gas cylinders exploded while rescue workers were trying to extinguish the fire. The explosions of the gas cylinders caused the collapse of a part of the bridge.
At least one rescue worker was killed and another was injured and is still trapped under the rubble.
Four underground stations were closed after the incident as technicians warned that the bridge might fall onto the tracks below. (end) rg.ibi KUNA 111120 Feb 14NNNN
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 7, 2014 at 3:26am

1 construction worker killed in Yozgat tunnel collapse

06.02.2014 20:17:41

One person died and three were injured while drilling a tunnel at the construction site of a high-speed rail in the province of Yozgat, Turkish media reported on Thursday.

According to the reports, Hüseyin Al, 23, died trapped under the wreckage of the tunnel; Ramazan Gecek (29), Sezai Orta (24) and Metin İstek (42) were injured. The individuals were taken from the construction site, located between the villages of Arpalık and Dokuz, to Sorgun State Hospital for immediate medical care. Later they were reportedly transferred to Yozgat State Hospital for further treatment.

The injured said the structure collapsed all of a sudden. Yozgat Governor Abdulkadir Yazıcı visited the injured at the hospital to convey support and wishes for a speedy recovery. “The injured are in good condition. I hope this kind of work-related incident will never happen again,” Yazıcı said.

An investigation has been launched into the incident. Turkey, which has the highest number of preventable work-related deaths in Europe, has recently seen a rise in the number of such accidents. Eighty-two people died in industrial accidents in the first month of 2014, according to an İstanbul Workers' Health and Job Safety Assembly report. The majority of deaths occur in the construction, transportation and paper production sectors, the report said.(Cihan/Today's Zaman)

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 6, 2014 at 12:56am

Five labourers injured in bridge collapse

IMPHAL, Feb 5: At least five labourers were injured when a 15 metre span of an under construction RCC bridge over Iril river at Keirao Litan Makhong in Imphal East collapsed today.

The bridge collapsed today around 9 am while labourers were filling concrete on the slab.

Contract for construction of the RCC bridge is awarded to private firms/contractors by the Bridge Division of Public Works Department. Out of the approved cost of Rs 625.19 lakh, Rs 562.67 lakh is sanctioned under the Non-lapsable Central Pool of Resources.

Reports culled from the spot said that filling of concrete on the slab in three tier with a thickness of 2.50 ft began since Monday. The whole of the 15 metres span collapsed when final filling of the slab began today.

The injured labourers are Md Abdul Hussain (40), Md Amusana (27), Md Naoba alias Nanao (30), Abdul Anwar (25) and Md Abdul Jabab, all from Sangaiyumpham in Thoubal district.

All of them were admitted to JNIMS. The condition of Abdul Jabab is said to be critical.

The total length of the bridge is 60 metres. Filling of concrete is completed for half of the bridge.

Official record maintained that construction of the bridge should begin on Dec 16, 2011 and it should be completed by Dec 16, 2013.

A PWD engineer who was present at the site today said that the bridge might have collapsed due to defective construction of the firmer.

The firmer is constructed with four tier with its base 30 ft deep underground.

The engineer suspected firmer construction fault in the 3rd tier.

It may be mentioned that there was a public outcry following the crumbling down of a retaining wall in the eastern side of the bridge on Dec 23 last year.

Meanwhile, Keirao public has raised complain that the suspension bridge near the RCC bridge is in a dilapidated condition. Saying that the wooden planks used in the suspension bridge have become rotten with many parts crumbling, they said some school going children via the bridge suffer injury due to crumbling down of the rotten planks while treading on.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2014 at 5:21pm

Coal mine tunnel collapse

Baxenden families evacuated after backyards collapse

Lancashire Telegraph: Damage resulting from the collapse of the coal mine tunnelDamage resulting from the collapse of the coal mine tunnel

FAMILIES in Baxenden were evacuated when a coal mine tunnel beneath their backyards collapsed.

The gardens of three households are now off limits after a section of the 150-year-old Inch Mine caved in off Manchester Road.

Machine operator Geoffrey Walls said his family were watching television when they were told to evacuate immediately, and were forced to leave behind their pet parrot and fish.

He said: “It was crazy. The yard was floating. The shaft comes out of one of the neighbour’s cellars and forks over under here.

“We moved here 15 years ago and never knew about it.”

Mr Walls, 39, who lives with his wife and four daughters, claimed the three affected households were being kept in the dark by the authorities.

He said: “It’d be nice to be told if it’s safe. I have got cracks all over my yard and they aren’t telling us anything. We had to sleep on my mum’s floor for the night. I don’t want to move but this house was an investment for my children.”

Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “The back yard was just suspended. It was a 20-foot drop. The police came and said you could fit about three cars in it.

“A structural engineer came in and just said, ‘evacuate’.” story continues.

Comment by KM on January 28, 2014 at 11:19pm

Rio bridge collapses after lorry crash, killing four

Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the collapse

At least four people have died when a lorry smashed into a pedestrian bridge in Rio de Janeiro, causing it to collapse onto vehicles below.

The accident happened on a busy highway in northern Rio known as the Yellow Line road.

Another four people were injured, according to Lamsa, the company that administers the toll road.

Witnesses said there were only two people on the bridge when it collapsed just after 9:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

Normally the yellow metal bridge would be crowded at that time, with many children using it to get to school. But it was in less heavy use because of Brazil's summer holidays.

Workers attempt to remove a body from under a pedestrian bridge that collapsed after being hit by a truck in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 28 January
Witnesses say only two people were on the normally crowded walkway
A woman is rescued from a car that was smashed under a pedestrian bridge that collapsed when it was hit by a truck in Rio de Janeiro
This woman was in a car smashed under the bridge

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes told reporters at the scene that the lorry's trailer was clearly above the 4.5 metres (14 feet) permitted for use on the road, which cuts through northern and western Rio.

Mr Paes said the authorities were trying to confirm if the lorry's bed was raised when it hit the walkway. Regardless, "an infraction was being committed because trucks aren't allowed on the Yellow Line at that time of day," he added.

Valeria da Paixao, the director of a day care centre near the site of the accident, told Globo TV that she "heard a loud noise, like an explosion".

"The walkway is used by many mothers who bring their children to our school," she said. "Thank God it's vacation time and we're closed. If it happened when the school was open we would have had a major tragedy."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 20, 2014 at 6:06pm

Posted: 20 January, 2014 by Newsroom

Cracks In The West Gate Bridge

Vic Roads is playing down fears the West Gate bridge is unsafe

Vic Roads is playing down fears the West Gate bridge is unsafe after a giant crack appeared on the road surface this afternoon.

Two inbound lanes have been closed for emergency repair works before the evening peak.

Authorities say there's no structural damage to the bridge, and the crack is purely cosmetic, and likely caused by last weeks heatwave.

Vic Roads Statement:

This morning as part of a daily routine inspection of the Bridge, surface cracking in lanes 1 and 2 was identified on the steel section (inbound).  

An immediate more detailed inspection from inside the bridge identified that there was no structural defect, but just a cosmetic problem involving the cracking of the bitumen.  The cause is believed to be as a result of last week’s extreme heat causing the water-proof membranes underneath the asphalt to separate.

VicRoads closed the two lanes to carry out temporary repairs in preparation for more permanent repairs to be undertaken tonight.

All lanes will be open for tomorrow morning’s peak.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 20, 2014 at 4:53pm

Burnside Bridge At Antietam National Battlefield Closed Due To Partial Collapse

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A section of stone fell away from the Burnside Bridge, forcing its temporary closure. NPS photo.

A section of stone has fallen out of the historic Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield, forcing closure of the pedestrian bridge while its condition is analyzed.

National Park Service engineers plan to inspect the bridge this week.

Burnside Bridge is one of the best known historic structures at Antietam National Battlefield. One of a number of stone bridges constructed across Antietam Creek during the first half of the 19th century, it became an iconic symbol of the horrific battle that occurred on farm fields surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. The bridge served a key role in the Battle of Antietam when a small force of Confederates defending the critical crossing over Antietam Creek held off Ambrose E. Burnside's 9th Corps for several hours.



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