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New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse

Genoa - A gleaming new bridge in Genoa built after the deadly collapse of a viaduct opened Tuesday, but critics say not enough has been done since the 2018 disaster to overhaul Italy's crumbling infrastructure.

Victims 'shining like stars' as Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Genoa - Italy inaugurated a sleek new bridge in Genoa on Monday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed said the pomp and ceremony risked overshadowing the tragedy.

Genoa bridge completion offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa - A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was slotted into place Tuesday, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy.

Genoa bridge 'completion' offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa - A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was to be slotted into place Tuesday, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy.

UK officials mull Scotland-N.Ireland 'Boris bridge'

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered officials to look into building a bridge between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, his spokesman said Monday.

Two killed by knifeman as terror returns to London Bridge

London - A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offences and released last year, police said Saturday.

Two people killed in French bridge collapse

Mirepoix-sur-tarn - A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver were killed Monday after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed, reigniting a debate over infrastructure safety in the wake of last year's deadly disaster in Genoa.

Five bodies found, one still missing after Taiwan bridge collapse

Taipei - Five bodies have been recovered from under a collapsed bridge in Taiwan, rescuers said Wednesday, as the search continued for the last person missing after the structure smashed onto fishing boats moored underneath.

Hopes fade for six feared trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse

Taipei - Hopes were fading late Tuesday for six missing people believed to be trapped when a bridge in Taiwan collapsed onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath.

Rescuers fear six trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse

Taipei - Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to reach six people feared trapped after a bridge collapsed in Taiwan, smashing onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath.

Rescuers fear six trapped after Taiwan bridge collapse

Taipei - Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to reach six people they feared were trapped after a bridge collapsed in Taiwan, smashing onto a group of fishing boats moored underneath.

Vast blast as Italy demolishes remains of collapsed road bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed last year killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Italy demolishes remains of Genoa bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed nearly a year ago killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Genoa - Engineers started the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.

Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Genoa - Engineers started the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.

Dolphins, 'yawn cams' and political connections — China's new mega bridge

Fpo - The world's longest sea bridge was officially inaugurated on Tuesday by China's President Xi Jinping with supporters hailing it as an engineering triumph and detractors calling it a controversial white elephant.

China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Zhuhai - China's President Xi Jinping officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.

China launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Zhuhai - The world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China will be launched Tuesday at a time when Beijing seeks to tighten its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.

Italy bridge collapses in heavy rain

Rome - Part of a highway bridge on the Italian island of Sardinia has been swept away as a result of heavy rains, firefighter footage showed Wednesday.

Italy warned mafia could infiltrate Genoa bridge reconstruction

Rome - Italy's anti-corruption authority warned the government Wednesday it had left the door open to mafia infiltration in the reconstruction of a bridge in Genoa that collapsed in August, killing 43 people.

Italy's Autostrade backs initial 500-million-euro fund for Genoa

Rome - Italy's beleaguered motorway operator Autostrade per l'Italia said Tuesday it had earmarked an initial 500 million euros in funding after Genoa's Morandi bridge collapsed last week, killing 43 people.

Genoa bridge collapse a disaster 'waiting to happen'

Rome - Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe cri...

Hunt for clues after Miami bridge collapse kills six

Miami - Investigators were combing the scene of a footbridge collapse in Miami on Friday to determine how a brand new structure could fail in less than a week, as police said the death toll of six was set to rise.

Chinese chosen to build controversial Croatia bridge

Zagreb - A Chinese consortium was chosen to build a controversial bridge deemed vital for Croatia's tourism industry, officials said Friday, announcing the first significant Chinese investment in the European Union member.The 2.

Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge

Hong Kong - Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder.

Bridge name makes troubled waters for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Yangon - Thousands of people protested in eastern Myanmar on Sunday against plans to name a bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi's father, the latest flashpoint between her administration and the country's restless ethnic minorities.

Air strike disables Mosul's last bridge: residents

Baghdad - An air strike has disabled the last bridge linking eastern and western Mosul, a city Iraqi forces are fighting to retake from jihadists, residents and a provincial official said.

Paperwork delay proves fatal in Italy bridge collapse

Rome - Italy's notorious bureaucracy was blamed Saturday for the death of a pensioner killed when a road bridge collapsed hours after the highway agency asked for its closure on safety grounds.

Hurricane-hit southern Haiti cut off after bridge collapse

Port-au-prince - Southern Haiti, lashed relentlessly by Hurricane Matthew, was cut off from the rest of the country Tuesday after a bridge collapsed, authorities said.

Chinese glass bridge, world's longest, closes

Bejing - The world's longest glass bridge, over a scenic canyon in China, has been closed less than two weeks after it opened after being overwhelmed by a swarm of visitors.
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Experts are preparing a report on the condition of the Venezuelan structure following a fire which destroyed an electricity transformer
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The bridge across from the high school where I teach.
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The new Biloxi Bay Bridge, built after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old one on Hwy 90, this one now finished runs 1.7 miles from Ocean Springs, Mississippi to Biloxi, Mississippi.
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A modern-style Izmit bridge crosses over busy highways toward the Marmara Sea
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Jilin's tallest bridge spans the river; you can see it flow toward the southeast
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Kolkata, India. Painters on Dhakuria Bridge.
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Parrotts Ferry bridge across New Melones Lake
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Views northward of the Bosporus that connects Asia and Europe in Istanbul (from the Bosporus Bridge)
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The Saône is a river of eastern France. It is a right tributary of the River Rhône.
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The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Two students pose beside a simit cart.
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A mysterious letter box has appeared in an unusual position on the bridge in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
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