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  1. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Concern after deadly bridge collapses on mainland

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Experts say 18 collapses since 2007 is not true figure and blame poor quality and undue haste Concern over mainland bridge safety Safety a concern after at least 135 killed by collapsing bridges At least 18 bridges have collapsed on the mainland since 2007, killing 135 people, according to the records of the State Administration of Work Safety. ...

  2. Second bridge collapse in two days sparks outcry

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Part of the No3 Bridge on the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, collapsed early yesterday, the second bridge collapse on the mainland in two days, ... into a ravine in the Wuyishan resort area in Fujian, killing the driver and injuring 22 passengers, after the Gongguan Bridge collapsed. During a hastily arranged press conference yesterday, Fan ...

  3. 6 die, 12 hurt in bridge collapse near epicentre of Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported. About 100 metres of the 300-metre bridge collapsed, sweeping vehicles into the river, Xinhua said. At least seven vehicles were destroyed, including six trucks and a minivan. But Xinhua ... recovered from the river, Xinhua reported. Pictures from the scene showed vehicles hanging off the collapsed bridge, while photographs on scol.com.cn, a news portal run by the Sichuan government, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. New bridge planned for Xi River after collapse

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daily reports. The bridge will be built 6km upstream from the township of Jiujiang, where a bridge collapsed in June after being hit by a sand barge, killing nine people. The new ... said he fully supported the government decision. 'Since the collapse of the Jiujiang Bridge, our living standard has deteriorated, business has plunged and our connection with Foshan has ...

  6. Bribes, shoddy work led to bridge collapse

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Inquiry finds officials monitoring project where 64 died were paid to turn blind eye A preliminary investigation into a bridge collapse in Hunan province that killed 64 people ... of the state-owned bridge construction group had been sacked and other government officials were under criminal investigation. The 42-metre-high stone bridge collapsed on August 13. An earlier Xinhua report ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 29 killed in Hunan bridge collapse

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

    ... 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 ... 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- ...




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