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  • Controlled demolition of old Tappan Zee Bridge set for this morning

    01/15/2019 7:37:06 AM PST · by katnip · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Eyewitness News
    Waiting to see them blow it up
  • Llano River flooding in Central Texas

    10/16/2018 8:33:24 PM PDT · by rustbucket · 54 replies
  • Why did road under FIU bridge stay open? Federal judge blocks release of records

    10/05/2018 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Revel · 17 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 10/05/18 | bradenton
    A federal judge Friday blocked the release of documents that could shed light on why a busy road outside Miami was not shut down before a brand-new bridge developing severe cracks collapsed and killed six people. Judge William Stafford said the National Transportation Safety Board, the federal agency investigating the Florida International University bridge disaster, “was exercising its valid federal regulatory authority” in keeping the documents confidential from the media. Stafford’s ruling essentially overturns a previous decision from a state court that would have released the records under Florida’s broad public records law. Stafford said the state court did not...
  • Potentially Dangerous Situation’ on Tappan Zee Delays Opening of New Cuomo Bridge Span

    09/08/2018 4:47:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/8/2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of its predecessor, the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to it, became destabilized and threatened to fall, officials said. The Tappan Zee was being disassembled when the “potentially dangerous situation developed” and a piece of the old bridge became destabilized, Matthew J. Driscoll, the executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, said in a statement on Saturday. .................. As the Democratic primary in New York on Thursday approaches, Mr. Cuomo’s opponents seized on the problem with the...
  • Several people dead after highway bridge collapses in Italy

    08/14/2018 5:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2018 | Gianluca Mezzofiore and Judith Vonberg
    Several people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to rescue sources cited by Italian news agency ANSA. The unnamed sources told ANSA that several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside, without providing a specific number of casualties. ANSA reports around 10 vehicles are involved after a section of the Morandi Bridge, which lies to the west of the port city of Genoa, collapsed. The incident occurred around noon (6 a.m. ET) Tuesday, Italian state police said, later posting a video on Twitter of the moment the...
  • BREAKING: Motorway bridge COLLAPSES – dozens of motorists feared dead as cars plunge 100m

    08/14/2018 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 82 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | August 14 | Charlotte Ikonen
    The Morandi Bridge has collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say. There are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved. Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the bridge.
  • 'I could have died': Teen who was pushed from a 60-foot bridge by a 'friend'(trunc)

    08/10/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/10/2018 | By Emily Crane and Anneta Konstantinides For
    Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off bridge above Moulton Falls in Washington She spoke out from hospital on Thursday saying she could have easily died Jordan suffered five broken ribs, a lung injury, and several abrasions as a result In the footage she is heard saying 'no' multiple times, but her pals ignore her A few seconds later, a female friends is seen shoving Jordan from the bridge Her mother is now urging the friend who pushed her to turn herself in to police
  • 11 Years Later, Survivor Remembers 35W Bridge Collapse (MN)

    08/01/2018 3:01:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 8/1/18 | Megan Newquist
    Wednesday marks 11 years since the Interstate 35W Bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured when the packed bridge went down during rush hour. Julie Graves was on a school bus chaperoning a field trip when the bus collapsed. The bus had almost made it across the bridge into downtown when it went down. "With the really talented staff I was with that day, they were able to evacuate all the kids off the bus and out the emergency exit and strangers were already coming to lift the kids down to safety off the...
  • California bullet train authority ordered part of a flawed bridge torn down

    06/08/2018 3:20:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 08, 2018 | 12:30 PM | Ralph Vartabedian
    Ron Tutor, chief executive of Tutor Perini, said the redesign was not his firm’s fault... “We designed it and they approved it and then they changed their minds,” Tutor said. “They had a change of heart.” At least three other bullet train bridges in the Central Valley used the same design as the Avenue 8 bridge and are now being redesigned, according to a January rail authority status update, raising questions about whether potentially more costly designs will be required in the future. The previous design for Avenue 8, using what is known as mechanically stabilized earth walls, is generally...
  • Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

    05/16/2018 12:20:40 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    Ukraine, which along with most of the international community has not recognized Russia's annexation of Crimea, condemns the projectKERCH – President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday, May 15, after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula. Putin dressed in jeans and a casual jacket was shown by Russian state television behind the wheel of a construction truck to drive 19 kilometers (12 miles) across the bridge, which links the Taman peninsula in southern Russia to Ukraine's Crimea, which was annexed...
  • A crane operator working on the FIU bridge left the deadly scene — in his crane

    05/14/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies ^ | 5/09/18 | By Nicholas Nehamas, Charles Rabin and Andres Viglucci
    MIAMI - No one seemed to notice when a large white crane that had been working at the doomed Florida International University bridge lurched away down Tamiami Trail shortly after the span collapsed. There was a disaster to respond to: Mountains of concrete. Horribly mangled cars. Dead and injured people. It wasn't until some time later that authorities began wondering what happened to the crane and its operator, a close eyewitness who might help the investigation into the collapse. But he, and the crane, were gone. "He drove away in the crane and nobody stopped him,"
  • Q Anon: (4/8/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/08/2018 6:58:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,367 replies ^ | 4/8/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Do Any Freepers Play Bridge?

    04/03/2018 1:00:40 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 Apr 2018 | American Quilter
    Are there any Freepers who participate in the great American game of Bridge? I'm taking lessons, and it appears it's mostly retirees who play. My parents played their whole lives, and it used to be a very popular game for people from teens to the elderly. I'm just wondering whether the game's dying out along with its increasingly gray-haired adherents.
  • State: Voicemail About Cracks 2 Days Before Bridge Fell

    03/16/2018 7:30:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 3/16/18 | AP
    An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline wasn't heard by a state DOT employee until Friday because the employee was out of the office on an assignment, the agency said in an email. In a transcript released Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group says the cracking would need repairs "but from a safety perspective...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • Florida International University Bridge Collapses, Cars Underneath

    03/15/2018 11:32:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 571 replies ^ | 03/15/2018 | Staff
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida International University’s massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon in West Miami-Dade. The bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars. There are reports of numerous people injured in the collapse. At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. It was then lowered into its final position, just west of 109th Avenue that day. The main span was built next to Southwest 8th Street.
  • ICYMI: TxDOT Planning To Close Southbound I-69 Over San Jac River (Harvey)

    02/27/2018 11:03:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Humble Patch (Humble, TX) ^ | February 16, 2018 | Bryan Kirk
    HUMBLE, TX — The traffic in Kingwood is already an issue, but it's about to become more frustrating as crew prepare to shut down parts of the Interstate 69 bridge that spans the San Jacinto River, just south of Kingwood. The Texas Department of Transportation announced this week that they will close the southbound lanes of I-69 over the river at the end of this month to repair damages caused during flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The construction is expected to continue through the start of summer, and the start of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins in June. Humble, Kingwood...
  • Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

    01/26/2018 7:36:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 16, 2018 | amp/jm (Reuters, AP, dpa)
    At least 10 construction workers died and several were injured after a partially constructed bridge in central Colombia collapsed on Monday. The laborers were working on the bridge's drainage system when the incident occurred. The victims fell 280 meters (920 feet) into a ravine in Chirajara about 95 kilometers (60 miles) from the Colombian capital of Bogota.
  • Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

    01/13/2018 11:48:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 01/13/2018 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago. The Girl Scouts saw an opening last fall when Savannah's city council formally asked state lawmakers during their 2018 session to strip the...
  • LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

    12/16/2017 9:13:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rachel Frazin, Jorge Milian and Hannah Winston
    LAKE WORTH A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries in the crash, according...