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China ‘illegal’ bridge collapse kills 11 in Guangdong
A bridge has collapsed in southern China, killing 11 people, state media and officials say.
Children rescued after bus topples into Kansas creek
Arkansas bridges closed due to possible barge strikes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police have closed two of the three bridges that span the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock because a towboat operator reported that his barges may have struck the spans.
State police say the two barges the tugboat was pushing Friday night may be adrift and floating downstream.
Troopers initially closed all three spans in the state capital’s downtown section but they reopened four of the six traffic lanes on the biggest bridge, which carries Interstate 30.
A Highway Department spokesman says state police have called in bridge inspectors to examine the spans.
There have been no reported injuries.
Burning US railroad bridge collapse caught on camera
Amateur footage shows a Texas railroad bridge dramatically collapse to the ground like a stack of dominoes after a long batte by firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
Firefighters fought for 15 hours to try to put out the fire on the railroad bridge between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas, before conceding defeat and letting it burn out.
The bridge, which spanned the Colorado River, then dramatically collapsed in flames.
The collapse was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Jamie Smart.
According to local media, the bridge, which was used to transport freight, could cost up to $10m (£6.6m) to rebuild.
I-5 bridge north of Seattle collapses, no known fatalities, Update!
A four-lane bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash. collapsed around 7 p.m. An eyewitness said three cars containing one person each may be in the water, but officials say there were no fatalities.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly waterway.
Authorities said it appeared nobody was killed in the bridge failure that raised the question about the safety of aging spans and cut off the main route between Seattle and Canada.
“We don’t think anyone else went into the water,” said Marcus Deyerin, a spokesman for the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team. “At this point we’re optimistic.”