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Double-Decker Bus Crashed in Manchester; 17 Injured

Double-Decker Bus Crashed in Manchester; 17 Injured

A double-decker bus crashed into a bridge at Milkstone Road, near Rochdale railway station, Manchester, on the afternoon of September 9. The First Manchester bus wedged under the bridge, with its roof torn-off. Among the 25 people aboard, 17 sustained injuries of various intensities. Eleven of them were transported to hospitals. The cause [...]

Bus Crash in South Africa Leaves 3 Dead, 17 Injured

Bus Crash in South Africa Leaves 3 Dead, 17 Injured

A bus crashed near the town of Mount Ayliff in Eastern Cape province, South Africa, on September 3. It is believed that the bus fell off a bridge after the driver lost control. Three people, including a child, were killed in the accident while 17 others were injured. Authorities said 9 of the injured were in critical condition.

Tour Bus Ploughs into Low Tunnel in France

Tour Bus Ploughs into Low Tunnel in France

A tour bus ploughed into a tunnel in La Madeleine, Lille, France, at 5:30 A.M. on July 26. The roof of the bus was sheared off when it tried to pass under the low bridge. The bus was travelling from Bilbao, Spain, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the time. Among 58 passengers aboard, 6 sustained severe injuries while 28 others got minor [...]

Double Decker Bus Hits Bridge in London; 7 Injured

Double Decker Bus Hits Bridge in London; 7 Injured

A double decker bus smashed into a railway bridge on Portland Road in Norwood, London, on the night of July 18. The top of the bus was ripped off when it crashed into the low bridge. Authorities said the bridge was not on the routine route of the bus. Seven people sustained injuries in the accident; 4 of them were taken to Croydon [...]

Press Release of NTSB says SERIES OF DEFICIENCIES LED TO COLLAPSE OF WASHINGTON STATE BRIDGE

Press Release of NTSB says SERIES OF DEFICIENCIES LED TO COLLAPSE OF WASHINGTON STATE BRIDGE

Washington, DC - The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington State's roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a meeting today. On May 23, [...]

Overpass Collapses in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Overpass Collapses in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The early Friday collapse of the highway overpass in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte has resulted in at least two deaths. The under construction bridge collapsed on vehicles passing underneath. A body was removed from a vehicle pinned in rubble. Also, a bus driver was killed behind the wheel. Twenty-two were injured. The [...]

Gallopin Gertie

Gallopin' Gertie is the nickname of the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, a suspension bridge in Washington State over the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound. It was opened July 1, 1940, and on November 7 1940. It was the third longest suspension bridge in the world of its day, after Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge. A New brige [...]