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  1. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... million) to 200,000 families of low-income workers last week, ahead of the Lunar New Year, the Liaoning Daily reports. NINGXIA Truck destroys bridge Police were searching yesterday for the driver of an overloaded truck who fled after causing a concrete bridge to collapse on Sunday in Hongsibao district, Wuzhong, the Ningxia Daily reports. Authorities said the bridge, 20 metres long, had a capacity ...

  2. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shoddy work leaves trail of sinkholes, collapsed bridges across mainland

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shoddy construction has left a trail of sinkholes and collapsed bridges across the mainland Death lurks along roads to ruin Rushed and irresponsible ... several others. Similar problems have caused at least 18 bridges to collapse over the past five years, leaving at least 135 people dead. Professor Song Xiang, who teaches civil engineering ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. News - China - ROAD TRAGEDY

    3 die in collapse at Yangmingtan Bridge, Harbin

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com 3 die in collapse at new 15km suspension bridge Three die in collapse at new 15km bridge Three people were killed and five injured yesterday when an approach ramp on the longest bridge in northern China collapsed after only nine months in operation. Four trucks loaded with construction materials were on the ramp when the 100-metre section ...

  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. News - World - FRANCE

    ‘Locks of love’ bridge in Paris evacuated after railing collapse

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:10am

    ... Sometimes too much love can be a bad thing as Paris discovered on Sunday when thousands of “locks of love” attached to a footbridge caused part of the railing to collapse, forcing an evacuation. ... were forced to hurriedly usher visitors off the footbridge in central Paris early on Sunday evening after 2.4 metres of railing collapsed under the weight of the collected tokens of affection. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... user. The error was introduced in the editing process. Tuesday's report, 'Bridge collapse in Hunan kills at least nine people', on page A7 said a bridge in Zhuzhou had been due ...




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