THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Newsflyer 24 May 2013
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge's future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge?
O... Posted on 5/24/13 at 4:29 AM
It's going to take time to find both short- and long-term fixes for the bridge that collapsed on Interstate 5, Washington state officials said Saturday as federal inspectors soured for clues that may impact bridge safety across the nation.
The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him. Two vehicles fell into the icy Skagit River.
Dozens of Bangladeshi garment workers whose bodies were too battered or decomposed to be identified were buried in a mass funeral, a week after the eight-story building they worked in collapsed, killing at least 410 people and injuring thousands.
While parents grieve the deaths of two North Carolina children buried under a wall of dirt, police are investigating possible charges against the father who was working in the two-story-deep hole when it collapsed.
ELLIOT LAKE, Ontario (AP) — Rescue teams and dogs searched through the rubble Sunday at a shopping mall in Canada where a roof collapsed through two floors, leaving several people missing and 22 people slightly injured.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Ski area maintenance workers dispatched to realign a lift cable were unable to fix the problem and had restarted the lift in an attempt to off-load riders when the cable derailed, sending skiers plummeting 25 to 30 feet, the resort said Wednesday.
HUDSON, Wis.-- St. Croix County recorded two deaths Saturday tied to heavy snowfall in western Wisconsin. An elderly Woodville man was killed when he was struck by a municipal plow and a rural Hudson man died after the roof of a livestock shelter collapsed, pinning him beneath.
Steve Dzubay, Forum Communications Co.
, December 13, 2010
The floor collapsed in a city-leased sandbag storage facility in Fargo on Monday, the first day of a push to prepare 1 million sandbags for a possible flood.
Larry Schuh, an assistant fire chief in Fargo, said the weight of the roughly 5,000 sandbags that’d been taken to 2600 3rd Ave. N. appear to have caused the collapse.
By Dave Roepke, Forum Communications Co.
, March 02, 2010
A second roof in the area has collapsed under a growing snow load.
Workers and family members with Gorans Brothers were able to safely move approximately 12,000 turkeys from a brooder barn northeast of Svea when its roof collapsed around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Late Monday afternoon, a roof on a warehouse building at Perkins Lumber in Willmar collapsed.
By Tom Cherveny, Forum Communications Co.
, February 10, 2010
Fargo’s top building inspector urged people not to panic about their own roofs Tuesday after a section of roof at the Sysco food warehouse in north Fargo collapsed under heavy snow and ice.
“These roofs have been around, most of them, a lot longer than us, and they’ve been through this weather, and they’re designed for this stuff,” city Inspections Administrator Ron Strand said.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum Communications Co.
, February 10, 2010
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