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  • Troops, Government Team Up to Rebuild Bridge

    12/11/2009 3:10:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2009 – Task Force Mountain Warrior servicemembers and Afghan contractors are working to replace a bridge across the Saracha River here. International Security Assistance Force servicemembers assemble the new Saracha Bridge in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province, Dec. 7, 2009. The Afghan government, along with Afghan and international servicemembers, are working together to complete the bridge. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. After flash flooding destroyed the bridge along Highway 1 Aug. 31, Afghan contractors immediately built dirt bypasses and moved concrete to support the footers and piers of the bridge. In September, a...
  • Driver dies after truck plummets from Bay Bridge at S-curve

    11/09/2009 7:36:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 120 replies · 3,579+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/9/9 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    <p>A truck driver died early today after losing control on the Bay Bridge S-curve at high speed and plummeting 200 feet below to Yerba Buena Island, the most serious collision yet since the new detour was installed, the California Highway Patrol said.</p>
  • Five workers dead in Andorra bridge collapse

    11/08/2009 5:57:30 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies · 551+ views
    France24 ^ | 08 November 2009
    Two more workers died overnight after a bridge under construction in the Pyrenees principality of Andorra collapsed, bringing the death toll to five, the government said Sunday. Six other workers were recovering in hospital after the concrete structure of the road bridge gave way around midday Saturday near the Dos Valires tunnel in the Massana valley in northwest Andorra. Emergency teams worked throughout the night to rescue a man who was trapped up to the waist in rubble, but he died shortly after being pulled from the debris in the early hours on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. The...
  • Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport...

    11/04/2009 7:12:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hamilton Man Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Threatening to Bomb Cincinnati Airport and Other Cincinnati-Area Landmarks CINCINNATI—Frederick D. Purvis, 43, of Hamilton, was sentenced in United States District Court here today to 30 months' imprisonment for a series of messages he sent in November, 2008 in which he threatened to blow up seven Cincinnati-area landmarks including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He was also sentenced to serve six years of supervised release after his prison term. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, James A. Zerhusen, United...
  • Bay Bridge reopens (FINALLY !!)

    11/02/2009 10:49:36 AM PST · by Zetman · 37 replies · 2,070+ views
    SFGate.com (San Francsico Chronicle's Web Site) ^ | Monday, November 2, 2009 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The Bay Bridge reopened just after 9 a.m. today, six days after a repair job on a cracked structural beam on the eastern span fell apart and plunged onto the upper deck. Tests conducted overnight and this morning on an altered version of that repair job showed that the fix was holding, Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said. At 9:01 a.m., a fleet of five California Highway Patrol cars escorted the first private vehicles allowed onto the westbound upper deck since the span was shut down Tuesday evening. About 10 minutes later, the lower deck reopened for traffic heading to the...
  • San Francisco bridge closes after cable snaps (Oops)

    10/28/2009 9:27:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies · 2,023+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 10-27-09 | LISA LEFF and JOHN MARSHALL
    Authorities on Tuesday closed a major bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland after a cable on its upper deck snapped during the evening commute.
  • Bay Bridge closed after rod snaps, cars hit

    10/27/2009 8:09:38 PM PDT · by Thidwick · 53 replies · 4,449+ views
    SFGate ^ | oct 27, 2009 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Authorities said they are shutting down the Bay Bridge in both directions after pieces of the cantilever section fell during the late-afternoon commute, striking three vehicles on the upper deck, the California Highway Patrol said. Caltrans officials said the parts that fell were two high-strength rods and a saddle that were part of the emergency repair that delayed the opening of the bridge on Labor Day weekend.
  • New Road to Link Both Sides of Afghan River

    10/26/2009 5:15:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Tony Wickman, USAF
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 26, 2009 – The road to economic success here is paved and has bridges linking both sides of the Kunar River. Left to right, Sarkani Subgovernor Hamish Gulab, Marawara Subgovernor Mer Azam Gujoorwall and Kunar Subgovernor Fazullah Wahidi cut a ribbon marking the completion of the Nawabad to Marawara road in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, Oct. 26, 2009. The road represents a $2.7 million investment that paves the way for increased security and commerce in Kunar’s Marawara district. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Boisvert   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The provincial government,...
  • ‘Advise and Assist’ Brigade Helps Bridge Project

    10/14/2009 5:04:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    SAQLAWIYA, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2009 – On a floating bridge beside the stump of a modern concrete highway span under construction here, two middle-aged men talk through an interpreter about the job before them. Army divers come out of the Euphrates River after a two-hour dive to locate debris in the path of the new Saqlawiya bridge being built north of Taqaddum, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2009. The “umbilical cord” on shore includes the air supply and communications for the divers, who are assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael J. MacLeod  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Muslim in...DC: "I'm not scared to die! I will kill you! I will blow people up and the Metro!"

    10/09/2009 2:45:30 AM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 3,429+ views
    (MyFoxDC) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted October 8, 2009 9:39 PM | n/a
    "Muslim in Washington, DC: "I'm not scared to die! I will kill you! I will blow people up and the Metro!"" SNIPPET: ""Three blocks of Wisconsin Avenue Northwest were cleared of cars and pedestrians. Adjacent buildings and restaurants were evacuated..." "DC Security Scare Becomes Federal Case," by Bob Barnard for MyFoxDC, October 8 (thanks to Heidi): WASHINGTON, D.C. - A man who was arrested in a security scare in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday night threatened to blow up the Friendship Heights Metro station, according to a criminal complaint in the case. It was a chaotic scene Tuesday night in Friendship...
  • Iranians Blanket Brooklyn Bridge in Green (“hey-hey ho-ho, Ahmadi go home”)

    09/24/2009 9:04:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 602+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/24/09 | Robert Mackey
    Iranians Blanket Brooklyn Bridge in GreenBy Robert Mackey September 24, 2009, 12:11 pm Update | 10:07 p.m. Here is a video report produced by my colleagues Jeffrey DelViscio and Nazila Fathi on the protest that stretched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday. The report features an interview with Hadi Ghaemi, the director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mr. Ghaemi said: “The focus today will be to turn Brooklyn Bridge green, and to provide solidarity and let the Iranian people know everyone is standing up with them, hearing them, watching what is happening to them — and...
  • Alec Baldwin: 'Don't Name a Bridge After Ted'

    08/30/2009 9:30:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies · 1,667+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    A word of advice to liberals who wish to pay tribute to Ted Kennedy: don't mention his name in the same sentence as the word "bridge" since it will undermine whatever else you wrote. Unfortunately for Alec Baldwin, that is exactly what he did in his Huffington Post tribute to the deceased senator: Don't name a bridge after Ted. Yes, Baldwin did write a lot more about Ted Kennedy in his tribute but that one sentence alone pretty much overwhelms whatever else he wrote. However, to be fair to Alec, let us look at some of the rest of his...
  • Pedestrian bridge spans Euphrates River

    08/23/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 587+ views
    AL KHIDR — After 25 years of neglect, this community with a population of 50,000 has received a boost to its quality of life with the opening of a new covered pedestrian bridge. The bridge, spanning the Euphrates River and linking both sides of this city in Muthanna province, was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 18. The construction of the $360,000, 132-meter long bridge was managed by the South District of the Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here. “This bridge will provide a critical service to Al Khidr residents who suffered for a long time from...
  • Iranian Dissidents Blow Up Bridge In Protest At President Ahmadinejad's Second Term

    08/03/2009 10:56:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 1,795+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 03. 2009
    Iranian dissidents blow up bridge in protest at President Ahmadinejad's second term By Con Coughlin : August 3rd, 2009 As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in for his second term in office today, Iranian opposition groups have intensified their attacks against the regime in protest at the controversial election result. In the latest incident, a leading opposition group is being blamed for blowing up a key railway bridge at Ahwaz in southern Iran. The bridge, which is used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to transport military supplies, was destroyed in the early hours of Saturday morning. According to reports now...
  • (Archives) DFU SONG: Bridge Over Troubled Waters (yes, Ted Kennedy)

    07/19/2009 1:22:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 404+ views
    DFU news of the day in song ^ | 7-19-09 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Yes, this slug of a human being actually called Sam Alito "Alioto" during his confirmation. He didn't succeed in killing the nomination but 40 years ago did succeed in killing Mary Jo. MIDI - BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (musical intro) Alioto, you will be grilled Before we're done with you, we'll have had our fill You racist scum, we'll certainly be exposing you So I am warning you There's a bridge off of which I'll drive you if you don't withdraw There's a bridge off of which I'll drive you if you don't withdraw I failed lifeguard class...you know that...
  • THE WIDER VIEW: Taking Shape, The New Bridge At The Hoover Dam

    07/05/2009 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 2,842+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 04th 2009
    THE WIDER VIEW: Taking shape, the new bridge at the Hoover Dam 04th July 2009 Creeping closer inch by inch – 900ft above the mighty Colorado River – the two sides of a £160million bridge at the Hoover Dam in America slowly take shape. The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and winding around and across the dam itself. When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona. In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be...
  • Bridge Project Enhances Security, Trade

    06/30/2009 6:29:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 242+ views
    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division completed Al Swaib Bridge, southeast of Al Qurnah, June 29. The completion provides the region an increased capability in traffic, thereby enhancing security and trade. Photo courtesy of 4th Infantry Division. BASRAH — The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division completed a key bridge project southeast of Al Qurnah, June 29, increasing traffic flow and enhancing security and trade. The Swaib Bridge project cost more than $122,000 and included the removal of worn asphalt, fabrication and installation of 22 decking panels, replacement of side barrier posts and the construction of guide...
  • BREAKING: Basiji Massacring Protestors in Iran!

    06/24/2009 8:19:18 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 756 replies · 34,699+ views
    CNN | 6/24/2009 | ?
    Just caught the nd of a phone interview on CNN.. A woman from Tehran was describing going to a protest today in front of Parlement, and the protesters were ambushed by Basiji streaming out of a masque, who bwgan massacring the protesters, beating them to death, shooting them..Still on now..the woman is crying as she begs us for help!
  • Critical Bridge Reopens in Iraq’s Anbar Province

    06/10/2009 4:43:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 219+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 10, 2009 – Traffic is moving again across Anbar province’s strategic and essential Mujarrah Canal Bridge, about 22 miles southwest of Fallujah. Damage from a 2007 vehicle bomb is evident on the Mujarrah Canal Bridge in Iraq’s Anbar province as viewed from the east side of the canal before a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to restore it. The bridge reopened June 8, 2009. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The bridge officially reopened June 8 after a $1.26 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Gulf Region Central District project to restore it....
  • At the Bridge Table, Clues to a Lucid Old Age

    05/22/2009 8:06:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 883+ views
    times. ^ | May 21, 2009 | BENEDICT CAREY
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — The ladies in the card room are playing bridge, and at their age the game is no hobby. It is a way of life, a daily comfort and challenge, the last communal campfire before all goes dark. “We play for blood,” says Ruth Cummins, 92, before taking a sip of Red Bull at a recent game. “It’s what keeps us going,” adds Georgia Scott, 99. “It’s where our closest friends are.” In recent years scientists have become intensely interested in what could be called a super memory club — the fewer than one in 200 of...