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Ridgway, Pennsylvania Bridge Collapses Day After Anniversary of Other Famous Collapse [Pic]

In Ridgway, Pennsylvania today, three workers were injured when a bridge collapsed. One of the men had to be evacuated by helicopter for medical attention. The bridge was part of a rebuild project, and had already been in use for 103 years. The portion of the bridge that collapsed was slated for destruction when it fell. One worker was operating …

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I-15 Bridge Collapse Caused by Fire

The Ranchero Interchange section of Interstate 15 near Hesperia, California is closed following a fire on a bridge section of the roadway. I-15 is a major U.S. highway that connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Both lanes of traffic on the interstate have been closed at the site. According to an Associated Press report, construction at the bridge site was …

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U.S. Attorney In New Jersey Opens Inquiry Into Christie Bridge Scandal

Amid all of the recent scandal involving the New Jersey Governor’s aides playing traffic cops with the George Washington Bridge, Chris Christie has finally taken action today. He fired the top aide who was at the center the bridge incident, Bridget Anne Kelly. The others who were involved, David Wildstein and Bill Baroni, Port Authority appointees and close political associates …

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Green Bay Bridge Has “Dip”; Closed Indefinitely

At 5:30 AM Wednesday, a 911 dispatcher in Wisconsin received a call from a motorist in which he reported that “There’s a part that’s sagging,” referring to a section of the Leo Frigo Bridge. Another caller would add even more mystery to the situation: ‚ÄúThat bridge is sagging in the center. I came over with a tractor trailer and she …

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Ohio River Bridge Demolished in Explosion

The last section of demolition for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project was completed 30 minutes ahead of schedule yesterday morning. The explosion was planned to commence at 9 AM, but with threatening weather moving in the crew decided to blow-up the bridge 30 minutes earlier. The bridge has been standing for 84 years. The project to construct the original bridge began …

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“Suicide Bridge”: Barrier Idea Gets Mixed Reviews

A so-called “suicide bridge” in Portland, Oregon has seen no fewer than 17 deaths in the last ten years, a heartbreaking number that seems too high to be true. Now, those who live near the landmark are proposing that the city put up a barrier to dissuade jumpers from leaping to their deaths, but the idea faces harsh criticism from …

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I-5 Bridge Collapses in Washington State, Three Cars Plunge Into River

A bridge crossing the Skagit River in Northwest Washington State collapsed on Thursday, sending three vehicles into the river and injuring three people. According to a report from Seattle’s local Fox affiliate, a bridge along I-5 about 60 miles north of Seattle collapsed, sending vehicles into the Skagit River 50 feet blow. People in those vehicles were reported to have …

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