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  1. 29 killed in Hunan bridge collapse

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Workers crushed as new road link crumbles A bridge due to be finished in two weeks has collapsed in Hunan province, killing at least 29 people and injuring 22, state media reported ... to the accident, Xinhua said. The collapse follows a central government announcement about plans to fix or rebuild 6,300 damaged or shoddily constructed bridges across the mainland by 2010. Fenghuang ...

  2. Design of collapsed bridge defended

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Experts blame sand barge for cave-in Bridge experts have rejected claims that the collapse of Foshan's Jiujiang Bridge last week was linked to poor design. Guangdong ... department had launched a province-wide evaluation of bridge safety following the collapse. Three bridges in Foshan- the Gaoming Sanzhou Bridge, the Shunde Longzhou Road Dawan Bridge and the Jiangcun ...

  3. Bridge collapse charges pending

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Officials in charge of road construction in Xiangxi prefecture, Hunan province, will face criminal charges in connection with a major bridge collapse in Fenghuang county ... The collapse of the 328-metre arched stone bridge once again underscored rampant disregard for quality control and work safety in key infrastructure construction. The bridge, which collapsed two weeks ...

  4. Collapsed bridge's design defended

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Bridge experts have rejected claims that the collapse of Foshan's Jiujiang Bridge last week was linked to poor design. Guangdong Transport Department deputy director Chen Guanxiong said yesterday a technical evaluation group studying the collapse concluded on Tuesday that it was the result of a barge accidentally hitting a bridge support outside two designated ...

  5. Bridge collapse sparks river safety campaign

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A six-month river safety campaign is to be launched following the bridge collapse in Guangdong province this month. Weng Mengyong, a vice-minister ... accidents. 'This accident draws our intense attention to the safety of public infrastructure such as bridges,' he said of the bridge collapse in Jiujiang. 'Recently we have made ...

  6. Hunan bridge was doomed to collapse, villagers say

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Residents blame shoddy materials and bad engineering The stone bridge that collapsed in Hunan's Fenghuang county was doomed to fall, villagers said yesterday, accusing ... they decided not go back again,' Mr Tang said. 'The villagers didn't place high hopes on the bridge anyway. We thought it was going to collapse sooner or later, by the way ...

  7. Nine still missing after collapse of Foshan bridge

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Guangzhou Rescue work continued yesterday as at least nine people and four vehicles were confirmed as still missing following Friday's collapse of a bridge in Foshan, Guangdong province, officials said. A sand barge on the West River, or Xijiang, struck a Jiujiang Bridge support pillar at 5.15am on Friday, Foshan vice-mayor Deng Weigen said. 'There were ...

  8. Safety drive after deadly collapse

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok All arched bridges to be checked, construction of new ones stopped The deadly collapse of a stone bridge in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, has sparked a mainland-wide ... from the site of the collapsed bridge, which spanned 328 metres and was 42 metres high. Xinhua last night put the death toll at 47, and quoted an unnamed expert as saying it was unlikely ...

  9. Bodies recovered from Jiujiang Bridge accident

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Five bodies have been recovered downstream of Foshan's Jiujiang Bridge, part of which collapsed last week when it was hit by a sand barge. Two were not related to the collapse and police were trying to identify the others, Nanhai district spokesman Mai Shaoqiang said. At least nine people, including two bridge workmen, plunged into Guangdong's West River, ...

  10. Search for bodies after river bridge plunge

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... of the Jiujiang Bridge early yesterday. 'We are using sonar to search for people and the vehicles that might be missing in the accident,' Nanhai district spokesman Mai Shaoqiang said. 'We also sent divers down, but nothing has been found so far.' The Yangcheng Evening News said two road workers on the bridge when it was hit were missing, but Mr Mai could not confirm that. ...




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