OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:28

Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency.The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded in ...

Records: Cracks in Miami bridge grew ‘daily’ before collapse

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:24

Just hours before a pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university, engineers confirmed that cracks in the concrete structure "increased in length daily," according to meeting records released Monday by the Florida Department of Transportation.The meeting included officials from the state and Florida International University, which ...

Ferry hits Brazil bridge, sending roadway, 2 cars into river

America 04/06/19, 17:32

A ferryboat collided with a bridge pillar in Brazil's Amazon region Saturday, causing the span's central roadway to plunge into the Moju River along two cars and cutting a highway to one of the country's busiest ports, authorities said. Para state Gov. Helder Barbalho told reporters that witnesses reported seeing the ...

Packard pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit boulevard

U.S. 01/23/19, 23:19

A pedestrian bridge that once was part of a Packard auto assembly plant has collapsed, leaving a pile of rubble on a Detroit boulevard.The city says no injuries were reported.Joe Kopietz, a spokesman for site co-owner Arte Express, tells The Detroit News contractors at the site noticed bricks falling from ...

Their daughter was crushed by bridge. They long for answers

U.S. 01/05/19, 03:01

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix.Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount.One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must be healthy, no discoloration or wilting."There it is, this is the one," ...

La Scala struck falling bridge from ‘Attila’ after Genoa

Entertainment 11/30/18, 15:07

Director Davide Livermore had envisioned a falling bridge to emphasize a dramatic encounter in Verdi's "Attila," which opens La Scala's season next week with a new production.Russian opera singer Ildar Abdrazakov poses for photographers prior to the start of the press conference to present 2018/2019 season, at La Scala opera ...

Grieving Genoa seeks relief from derby after bridge collapse

Soccer 11/22/18, 09:11

The local economy is devastated. The traffic is endless. A general sense of mourning lingers.In the more than three months since 43 people were killed in the Morandi highway bridge collapse, Genoa's residents have had little to smile about.The city derby on Sunday — the first meeting between Genoa and ...

Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberia Railway

Europe 10/09/18, 09:45

A motorway bridge over the Trans-Siberian Railway has collapsed, injuring a truck driver and nearly missing a train that was passing underneath.In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in Svobodny, Far Eastern ...

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