Tag Archive: bridge collapse

Jun 03 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/3/13): Flooding in Oklahoma Less Than 2 Weeks After Devastating Tornadoes

This week: Flooding in Oklahoma less than 2 weeks after devastating tornadoes, Iowa City dodges major flooding for now, more on the Washington State bridge collapse, China stepping up flood preparations after 55 people die in May flooding, the latest USACE cost analysis of the Morganza to Gulf Coast levee along Louisiana coast, and plugging …

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Aug 06 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/6/12): Lack of Urgency in Bridge Safety and Extreme Drought

This week: The 5 year anniversary of the I35 collapse, extreme drought in the U.S. continues, more flooding in China, the Corps testing levee armor, and taking “I don’t have time” out of your vocabulary. Bridge safety still lacks urgency (StarTribune) Billions in federal, state and local dollars continue to pour into the maintenance of …

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Jul 27 2012

Additional Footage of the Flooding in Beijing

Earlier this week, we talked about the flooding in Beijing that happened over last weekend. I found a few more clips of the floodwaters worth watching. The first clip shows a steel bridge collapsing after being overwhelmed by water.

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Jul 24 2012

The Flooding Tragedy in Beijing


In 1997 and 1998, I had the privilege of spending a few days of my summer as well as a Thanksgiving in Beijing, China. I got to visit the Great Wall, eat some fantastic dim sum and local fare, visit the silk market, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace, and experience some extreme heat and …

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