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'Scene from Hell' as train derails and bridge partially collapses

A train derailment, massive fire, and partial bridge collapse in Tempe, Arizona left what one witness describes as a "scene from hell"—but no injuries were reported.

Climate-related bridge collapses — We're underestimating the risk

Repairing or replacing the nation's crumbling bridges is just one part of President Trump's $1.0 trillion budget proposal to update U.S. infrastructure. However, our current means of assessing their vulnerability may need to be updated.

California bridge collapse closes Interstate 10 indefinitely

All traffic on Interstate 10 between California and Arizona has been halted indefinitely after a bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a heavy rain storm. The roadway in the opposite direction also received heavy damage.

Bridge in China collapses 9 months after construction completed

Harbin - A bridge that had just been built in November in China has collapsed. At the time of this report, three people are dead and five are injured.

Government Report Indicates I35W Bridge That Collapsed Had Structural Deficiencies

Reports released locally indicate that the Federal Government is stating that inspections done on the Interstate 35W Bridge which collapsed yesterday had shown the bridge suffered from structural deficiencies over 2 years ago.

Interstate 35W Bridge Collapses Into Mississippi River In MN

A four lane highway which spans the Mississippi River suddenly collapsed. At 6:05, at the peak of rush hour, the bridge plunged 35 feet to the water below. An estimated 100 cars were on the bridge at the time. Numerous injuries are being reported.

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Collapsed Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland  from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. (As seen from  gr...
Collapsed Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland, from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. (As seen from ground-level) Note detachment of upper vertical elements from lower and the lack of reinforcement at the point of detachment.
H.G. Wilshire, U.S. Geological Survey
The July 19  2015 collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County  Calif. due to heavy rains...
The July 19, 2015 collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County, Calif. due to heavy rains is prompting questions among experts about weaknesses in transportation infrastructure and its capacity to withstand increasingly extreme weather events. (There were no fatalities).
Quartzsite Fire and Rescue
MINNEAPOLIS  Minn. (Aug. 14  2007) - The I-35 bridge collapse site over the Mississippi River.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Aug. 14, 2007) - The I-35 bridge collapse site over the Mississippi River.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Adam Nuzzo

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