Latest Bridge collapses News

Inspection finds problems in rest of Mexico City subway line

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A visual inspection has found problems in about one-third of the elevated Mexico City subway line where one span collapsed on May 3, killing 26 people. The College of Engineers study of the city’s Number 12 line covered the 7.5 miles (12...

2 separate China quakes cause damage; 3 dead, dozens hurt

May. 22, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern China near the border with Myanmar, killing at least three people and injuring more than two dozen, while a separate, more intense quake early Saturday collapsed a bridge and caused other damage in central China. ...

Inspector who failed to catch interstate bridge crack fired

May. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An inspector who failed to discover a crack in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that prompted the span's closure has been fired, Arkansas transportation officials said Monday. Arkansas Department of Transportation...

Official: 1 dead in collapse of old N Carolina bridge

Apr. 14, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed after a portion of an old bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks collapsed and fell into the water, authorities said Wednesday. Capt. Jeff Derringer of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said workers were dismantling a section...

Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

Apr. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were hampered by damaged bridges and roads and a lack of heavy equipment Monday after torrential rains caused multiple disasters on remote eastern Indonesian islands as well as in East Timor. At least 133 people died and dozens were...