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Bridge Collapse

Shaky Dams Are Just The Start; 56,000 Bridges Are Also In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.17.2017 | Technology

Nearly 56,000 bridges in the U.S. are “structurally deficient,” a new report finds. The bridges are traversed an estimated 185 million times daily...

The Moment This Bridge Collapses, Sending Hikers Plummeting

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Weird News

If China's cracked glass walkway didn't convince you to keep two feet firmly planted on the ground, maybe this video of a collapsing New Zealand suspe...

Flood Damage To California Bridges Worse Than Suspected

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The damage to interstate highway bridges from flash flooding in Southern California's desert over the weekend proved more widespr...

California Bridge Passed Inspection Before Collapsing In Flash Flood

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — The interstate bridge that washed out in the desert between Los Angeles and Phoenix easily withstood its daily load of ...

Bridge Is No Match For Thawing River

Gregory Fink | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

Talk about a bridge over troubled water. This bridge in Canada never stood a chance against the icy river below. Uploaded on April 17 by YouTube us...

Eugene Mulero

'Where's The Moral Outrage' Over America's Daily Bridge Disaster, Experts Ask | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bridgegate has been a nightmare for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), but it could have one upside for the rest of America: The scanda...

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: How Bad Are Your State's Bridges? | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama urged repairs of "the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country." H...

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Mark Gongloff

Skagit River Bridge Collapse A Grim Reminder Of Austerity's Bite | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Don't believe austerity can kill you? Then you should feel totally safe driving over our nation's crumbling bridges. An epic government spending sq...

How Bridge Collapse Survivor Saved Wife

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.24.2013 | Impact

Dan Sligh called his plunge Thursday from Washington state's collapsed Interstate-5 bridge into the Skagit River a "rough day." But it could have b...

759 Bridges In Washington Have Worse Scores Than The One That Collapsed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

There are more than 700 bridges in Washington State with worse sufficiency scores than the bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River on Thursday nig...

Dramatic China Flood Rescue (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING - The death toll from a bridge collapse triggered by intense flooding in central China has risen to 51 people as the worst flooding in a ...

Arthur Delaney

Few Earmarks For Bridge Repairs After Minnesota Collapse | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the national hand-wringing after the Minnesota bridge collapse of 2007, members of Congress earmarked 10 times more money for new transportation ...