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NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

Nov. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people while under construction had basic flaws that should have been caught before it was built, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the firms involved in the project and Florida...

Miami bridge fall blamed on design, lack of oversight

Oct. 22, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board members...

Bridge collapse traps vehicles in China, killing 3 people

Oct. 11, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people have been killed and two injured in the collapse of bridge in eastern China. An overloaded truck reportedly caused the bridge in Jiangsu province to buckle on Thursday night. State broadcaster CCTV said the truck was carrying 187 tons of goods on a span where the maximum allowed...

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...

5 bodies found in Taiwan bridge collapse, 1 still missing

Oct. 2, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Searchers in Taiwan have recovered five bodies and are looking for one more person missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed into the water below, authorities said Wednesday. The National Fire Agency said two of the dead were Indonesian and another was...

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct. 1, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 1, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CIRCLE WIDENS IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE Democrats subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's...

A disaster official says a high bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed, injuring at least 10 people

Sep. 30, 2019 11:55 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A disaster official says a high bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed, injuring at least 10 people.