Two Chicago firefighters were killed Wednesday and at least 17 were injured, when a wall and roof collapsed without warning in an abandoned building on the city's south side, the city's fire department said.
Federal regulators said support plates that were about half as thick as they should have been were the likely cause of the August 1, 2007, bridge collapse in Minnesota that killed 13 people and injured 145.
Four victims of the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse plan to sue a consulting firm that evaluated the structure and a construction company that was resurfacing it at the time, an attorney told CNN Wednesday.
Authorities in a remote region of Nepal searched downstream up to 20 miles (30 km) for bodies Wednesday, one day after a suspension bridge collapsed, sending hundreds of Hindu festivalgoers into the water below.
The remains of the last person missing after a bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River nearly three weeks ago have been found, authorities said Monday, bringing the official death toll to 13 and relief to the only family still awaiting word on a missing loved one.
Nearly half of all Americans are worried about the collapse of a bridge somewhere in the United States, yet nearly two-thirds reject higher taxes to inspect and fix them, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Thursday.
Investigators need to begin removing debris from the Mississippi River to further the investigation of the I-35W bridge collapse and the search for missing motorists, Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek said Monday.
As investigators probed what caused an interstate bridge packed with rush-hour traffic to collapse into the Mississippi River this week, Minneapolis police Saturday night issued a statement naming the eight people -- including a 2-year-old girl -- still missing in the murky waters.
Investigators trying to figure out what caused Wednesday's massive bridge collapse are focusing on the southern end of the span, which "behaved differently" as it fell, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
As emergency crews conduct recovery and cleanup efforts Thursday at the site of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, survivors and eyewitnesses continue to relive the terrifying moments of Wednesday afternoon.