Latest Structural failure Stories

2009-02-11 08:58:06

Civil engineers using a specialized laboratory at Purdue University have demonstrated the effectiveness of a simple, inexpensive method to strengthen buildings that have a flaw making them dangerously vulnerable to earthquakes.

2008-08-04 15:00:41

A BRIDGE being built on the Clyde could open a year late amid wranglings between contractors. The Tradeston Bridge, in Glasgow city centre, was due to be in place by this October but has been delayed due to a dispute over the design specifi cations.

2008-07-31 09:00:16

From staff and wire reports MINNEAPOLIS A year after the worst U.S.

2008-06-24 12:02:55

By Tu-Uyen Tran, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 24--Under the Sorlie Bridge in East Grand Forks, rust patches the steel beams that support the road above, which, during most of the day and night, rumbles with passing traffic.

2008-06-20 06:00:28

By O'Ryan Johnson, Boston Herald Jun. 20--The green hulk in Boston Harbor known as the Tobin Bridge is getting a $1 million early warning system to detect structural failures in the millions of tons of steel and concrete before it buckles and cars plummet into the Mystic River.

2008-06-14 06:00:00

By Mike Kaszuba, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun.

2006-07-14 13:19:46

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts governor took over inspections of the "Big Dig" on Friday after a tunnel collapse in the highway system killed a woman inside and raised safety worries over America's costliest public works project. Gov.

2006-07-10 09:32:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A three-story building collapsed in Manhattan on Monday morning after an apparent gas explosion, causing injuries, a frantic rescue operation and sending smoke billowing into the air.

2005-10-06 21:13:20

SEOUL (Reuters) - Nine South Korean construction workers were crushed to death and five injured when a three-storey structure they were building collapsed on top of them, police said on Friday. Eight workers were killed at the scene and another died in hospital.

2005-05-05 07:56:40

A blast simulator that can deliver the same punch as a car bomb was unveiled Wednesday in a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, as part of a federal anti-terrorism program.

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