Bridge collapses

A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 5:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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The banks of the Huallaga River are cracked after an earthquake in Puerto Santa Gema, on the outskirts of Yurimaguas, Peru, Sunday, May 26, 2019. A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck this remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas. (Guadalupe Pardo/Pool photo via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92...
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This photo taken from video provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from TV footage showing Emergency Situations employee carrying a baby boy named Ivan Fokin from an ambulance to a plane, to fly to Moscow in a desperate attempt to save his life, in an airport outside Magnitigorsk, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The baby boy, in extremely serious condition with fractures, a head injury and suffering from hypothermia was saved from a collapsed apartment building nearly 36 hours after the disaster in temperatures around minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit). (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 01, 2019 - 3:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone's delight and surprise, they pulled a baby...
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December 29, 2018 - 10:50 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say six people have been injured after a "partial equipment failure" involving a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airport tweeted that six people were taken to a hospital Saturday night with non-life-threatening injuries due...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 file photo cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor on Tuesday announced that a 202-million-euro ($229 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people. The project will be carried out by three Italian...
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In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway line, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 9:34 am
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...
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A man surveys the damage caused by earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Rifki)
September 29, 2018 - 5:06 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and at least several hundred people, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers were struggling to reach Saturday, hindered by damaged roads and broken...
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Italian architect Renzo Piano talks with journalists after a meeting about the Morandi highway bridge, which collapsed on Aug. 14 killing 43 people, in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Piano, 80, said he had been in Geneva on August 14 when the Morandi Bridge collapsed, "and since then I've been thinking of nothing else". Piano said "the bridge is a theme that touches all the chords: from technology to poetics". (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
ROME (AP) — Architect Renzo Piano has offered a new bridge design for his beloved hometown of Genoa to replace the one that collapsed last month, killing 43 people, saying it must be built to last 1,000 years and be "simple, solid ... but not banal." Piano joined city and regional officials on...
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Genoa fans display a banner reading "In silence for you, hurt 43 times in the heart. Get back on your feet proudly and become splendid again!" to honor the 43 people who lost their lives when the Morandi highway Bridge collapsed last Aug. 14, prior to the Serie A soccer match Genoa and Empoli at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:20 pm
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...
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A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 43 Saturday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 2:15 pm
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. Autostrade per l'Italia's board...
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