Friday, August 24, 2012

China Bridge Collapse Raises Infrastructure Concerns

China Bridge Collapse Raises Infrastructure Concerns.

"One of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday just nine months after it opened...A nearly 330-foot-long section of a ramp of the eight-lane Yangmingtan Bridge in the city of Harbin dropped 100 feet to the ground. Four trucks plummeted with it, resulting in three deaths and five injuries."

"According to the official Xinhua news agency, the Yangmingtan Bridge was the sixth major bridge in China to collapse since July 2011. Chinese officials have tended to blame the collapses on overloaded trucks, and did so again on Friday."

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