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  1. 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. ...

  2. Nine still missing after collapse of Foshan bridge

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

    ... jams. Little improvement is expected for more than six months while the bridge is repaired. Local media said the accident had shocked the provincial leadership, with party secretary Zhang ... 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, ...

  3. Sand barge brings down Xi River bridge

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

    ... Ivan Zhai A sand barge struck a bridge over the Xi River between Heshan and the town of Jiujiang in Guangdong yesterday morning, bringing down a section of the structure at least 200 metres long. Most of the vessel was submerged under the collapsed sections of the Jiujiang Bridge, forcing its stern out of the water. 'There were 10 crew members on the boat,' Nanhai ...

  4. 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 reported yesterday. More victims are believed to be buried under the debris, with only a remote chance of survival. The 328-metre arched stone bridge spanning the Tuo River in the famed Fenghuang ...

  5. Two trapped in collapse of highway tunnel

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... undertaken by the Beijing Municipal Road and Bridge Construction company. Work on the 2.7-kilometre tunnel began at the end of last year with 400 metres built so far. According to China National ... injuring 11 workers, China News Service reported. It follows the collapse of a bridge to the airport's car park in January last year that killed seven people. The new airport is expected ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Train kills 9 villagers on bridge

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wei Hanyang hanyang.wei@scmp.com Nine villagers died after being struck by a cargo train yesterday morning as they walked along a railway bridge near the port city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei ... the 15-metre-high bridge. The victims apparently chose to walk on the bridge because a parallel bridge that connected to their work places had become inaccessible after persistent rains and floods along ...

  8. Workers blamed for bridge collapse

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com Part of a nearly completed bridge collapsed in the northeast province of Liaoning late on Monday afternoon, and the local government said worker negligence was to blame, as construction procedures had not been properly followed. The 416-metre-long bridge in Fushun was scheduled to open to traffic on July 1, though the construction bid ...

  9. 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, triggering public outrage over substandard construction projects. A piece of decking about 10 metres long and a metre wide fell off a section of the bridge about 180 metres before the river bank, ...

  10. Train carriages plunge off bridge

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Two carriages of a high-speed train travelling from the provincial capital Hangzhou to Fuzhou plunged from a bridge after derailing in Zhejiang province around 8.30pm yesterday, Xinhua reported, citing local fire sources. Firefighters were on the scene and Hu Yadong, the deputy railways minister, was on his way. Each carriage has a capacity of about 100 ...




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