Minn. bridge collapses as Midwest braces for storm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say one person has been injured when a section of a concrete wall on an interstate highway bridge collapsed and hit a car.
Bridge collapses in Tennessee, no injuries reported
PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — A bridge has collapsed in Tennessee leading officials to close the road leading to it.
News outlets report the bridge collapse in Roberson County was reported Friday...
School honors bridge collapse victims on 1st anniversary
MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University plans a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that killed six people.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said.
MIAMI (AP) — A judge in Miami will allow a construction company being sued for wrongful death related to a bridge collapse to restructure its financial obligations under Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
MIAMI (AP) — The contractor that built a pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year in Miami is filing for bankruptcy protection.
Rural Arkansas bridge collapses with overweight 18-wheeler
OLA, Ark. (AP) — Officials believe a trucker hauling frozen chickens was lost and relying on GPS when he drove across a rural Arkansas bridge and caused the nearly 90-year-old span to collapse into a river.
Jeff Gilkey, with the Yell County Office of Emergency Management , said Friday that the driver wasn't hurt but was cited for violating bridge weight standards.
Packard pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit boulevard
DETROIT (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that once was part of a Packard auto assembly plant has collapsed, leaving a pile of rubble on a Detroit boulevard.
Their daughter was crushed by bridge. They long for answers
MIAMI (AP) — 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," he says as he points at an arrangement of lilies, hydrangeas and carnations.
Moscow park chief fired after bridge collapse injures 13
MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Moscow has fired the director of the city's renowned Gorky Park after 13 people were injured when a wooden pedestrian bridge packed with New Year's celebrants collapsed.
Video on Russian television showed a section of the bridge collapsing early Tuesday as the national anthem played on loudspeakers, marking the beginning of 2019. The park in central Moscow is a popular gathering place for the New Year's Eve holiday.
Floodwall mural remembers 1967 Ohio River bridge collapse
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — A mural has been painted on an Ohio River community's floodwall in West Virginia in remembrance of a highway bridge collapse that killed 46 people.
News outlets report Jesse Corlis painted the mural in Point Pleasant depicting where the Silver Bridge crossed the Ohio River along U.S. Route 35. The bridge fell into the frigid river on Dec. 15, 1967.
The mural shows two cars passing over the bridge with a sunset backdrop and 46 geese flying over the river.
La Scala struck falling bridge from ‘Attila’ after Genoa
MILAN (AP) — 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.
But the director said Friday that he changed the staging immediately after the Aug. 14 collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa that killed 43 people.
Grieving Genoa seeks relief from derby after bridge collapse
ROME (AP) — 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 Sampdoria since the bridge tragedy — could provide an opportunity for some relief.
Bridge collapse injures 3 workers in southeast South Dakota
HURLEY, S.D. (AP) — A bridge collapse has injured three construction workers in southeastern South Dakota.
Turner County Sheriff Steven Luke says the workers were pouring concrete into rebar on top of the bridge southwest of Hurley when a support bar collapsed around noon Wednesday.
Luke says the workers' injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
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Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberia Railway
MOSCOW (AP) — A motorway bridge over the Trans-Siberian Railway has collapsed, injuring a truck driver and nearly missing a train that was passing underneath.
Russian officials said the driver of a truck who was crossing the bridge as it collapsed on Tuesday was hospitalized with injuries. They said the accident happened in the city of Svobodny in Russia's far-eastern Amur region, near the border with China.
Federal judge blocks documents in Florida bridge collapse
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the release of public records that might shed light on a bridge collapse in Miami that killed six motorists.
Heavy rain swamps about 100 houses in Mississippi suburb
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rain in Mississippi has caused flash flooding that has inundated about 100 homes and 25 businesses.
The flooding happened Wednesday in Pearl, just east of Jackson.
Gov. Phil Bryant says in addition to buildings, more than 50 vehicles were damaged.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey tells local news outlets that 30 to 40 deputies helped rescue people.
Pearl police say at least one bridge collapsed and a strip mall's roof fell in.
Cleanup efforts underway following Iowa train derailment
ALTON, Iowa (AP) — Cleanup efforts are underway after a bridge collapse in northwest Iowa caused a train to derail into the flooded Floyd River.
Contractors fined $86K over university bridge collapse
MIAMI (AP) — Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.
Boat sirens wail, Genoa pauses, month after bridge collapse
ROME (AP) — Genoa paused for a moment of silence in memory of the 43 people who died a month ago when a highway bridge collapsed.
At 11.36 a.m. local time (0936 GMT), the city marked the moment a month ago when the Morandi bridge collapsed, plunging dozens of vehicles into a dry riverbed.
Boat sirens wailed in the Italian city's harbor Friday, while buses switched off their engines and shops closed their doors to remember those who perished.
Italy: Bridge failure that killed 43 was ‘absurd,’ avoidable
ROME (AP) — Italy's transport minister says the nation's entire infrastructure urgently needs both regular and extraordinary maintenance to avoid another tragedy like the bridge collapse that killed 43 people this month.
Danilo Toninelli briefed lawmakers on Monday about the Aug. 14 collapse of Morandi Bridge in Genoa.
He told them the "absurd disaster could and should have been avoided."
Genoa fans honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence
For the first 43 minutes of their club's Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday.
That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month.
In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in the tragedy 12 days earlier were listed on a giant screen inside the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Then the fans started chanting "Genova, Genova" — the Italian name of the city.
Serie A to commemorate victims of bridge collapse with shirt
MILAN (AP) — Players and officials will wear a special shirt ahead of this weekend's Serie A matches to commemorate the victims of the Morandi Bridge tragedy in Genoa.
The highway bridge collapsed last week, killing 43 people.
Players will walk onto the pitch wearing shirts with the words "Genoa in our hearts" and a drawing of a heart joining the two sections of the collapsed bridge.
Judge: Florida bridge collapse documents are public record
MIAMI (AP) — A judge has ruled that the Florida Department of Transportation must release public records that might shed light on a bridge collapse in Miami that killed six motorists.
Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months
MILAN (AP) — The board of the private company that controls the bridge that collapsed in Genoa approved on Tuesday an initial 500 million euros ($576 million) in funding to help victims and finance a new steel bridge that it says can be ready in about eight months.
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Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media reported Monday.
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French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse
PARIS (AP) — An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years.
President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending, but is coming under new pressure after Tuesday's bridge collapse in neighboring Italy that killed 43 people.
The Latest: Romanian trucker is Genoa bridge’s 43rd victim
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):
A Genoa hospital says a Romanian truck driver who suffered severe cranial and chest injuries in the city's bridge collapse has died.
The San Martino Hospital said Marian Rosca, 36, died Saturday evening. Doctors had described him as the most severely injured of the survivors of Tuesday's collapse of the Morandi Bridge, a key artery in Genoa.
Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city.
President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families before the ceremony began on Genoa's fairgrounds. Usually reserved in demeanor, Mattarella was embraced tightly for a long moment by one distraught woman.
Mourners Attend State Funeral For Genoa Victims
Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims
GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of negligence by Italian officials.
The Latest: Italy buries its Genoa dead as emotions surge
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local):
With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns.
Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless Friday in his condemnation of negligence by Italian officials.
Bridge collapse highlights Italy’s aging infrastructure
MILAN (AP) — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars.
While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure.
The 51-year-old Morandi Bridge was a key artery that linked highways to Milan and France, a vital lifeline for both commercial traffic as well as vacationers bound for the mountains and famous Mediterranean beaches.
Soccer teams from Genoa have their matches postponed
ROME (AP) — The two soccer teams from Genoa had their weekend matches postponed on Thursday following the bridge collapse in the Italian city.
At least 39 people were killed in the collapse.
The rescheduled dates for the two matches will be announced "in the coming days."
The Latest: Bridge collapse death toll lowered by 1 to 38
MILAN (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):
Italian authorities have lowered the confirmed death toll in Genoa's bridge collapse to 38 from 39.
Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told The AP on Thursday that the change was due to a "misunderstanding" about information supplied by ambulance dispatchers.
Corsaro also says that there are 15 injured persons, including five in serious condition.
The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):
A survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then grabbing her 3-year-old son and dashing to safety.
Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39
GENOA, Italy (AP) — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame.
Motorists, meanwhile, recounted miraculous escapes and the horror of seeing others plunge over the edge.
3 kids heading on summer vacations among Italy bridge dead
ROME (AP) — Authorities in Italy, France and Albania have confirmed their citizens are among the 39 victims of Tuesday's highway bridge collapse in Genoa. They include three children, traveling with their respective families on summer holidays. Here are some of their stories:
Genoa Bridge Collapse Death Toll At Least 39
A partial list of victims in the Genoa bridge collapse
ROME (AP) — A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. Italian officials have released the names of 21 citizens whose identities have been confirmed and families informed. Four French citizens and two Albanians also were confirmed dead.
Italian nationals provided by in alphabetical order:
Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport
NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday.
The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended flight operations until Saturday after rains flooded the runway.