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Bridge From Famous Children's Book Is Up for Grabs

Poohsticks Bridge, featured in AA Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' series, is headed for auction block

(Newser) - The adventures of the honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh have captivated children—and their parents—for nearly 100 years. Fans now have a chance to own a central piece of Pooh's history, when a countryside bridge from southern England goes up for auction next week. The author of the...

Cops: Driver Knocked 2 People Off Bridge, Fled

Police in Wilkesboro, NC, are seeking driver in deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - North Carolina police are seeking a driver in a hit-and-run that left two people dead over the weekend. Per the State , the bodies of a male and female were found Sunday around 2:30pm under Wilkesboro's Curtis Bridge, which passes over the Yadkin River. Local police said in a...

Kayaker's Photo Shows Bridge Was Cracked Years Ago

Though officials won't confirm that

(Newser) - Photos taken by a Mississippi River kayaker about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas appear to show the fracture that led transportation officials to close the span indefinitely last week, the AP reports. Arkansas transportation officials said they cannot confirm...

Bridge Inspector Fired for Missing Crack—Twice

Every inch of span on Mississippi River was supposed to be checked

(Newser) - In 2019 and 2020, the same inspector led teams checking the condition of a bridge that spans the Mississippi River, connecting Arkansas and Tennessee. Both times, the teams failed to notice a crack that has now shut down the bridge for repairs, the New York Times reports. There's no...

Crack in Major Bridge Could Lead to Monthslong Shutdown

Closure of Memphis' Hernando DeSoto Bridge connecting Tenn. to Ark. is causing a big headache

(Newser) - A big crack in the steel framework of a bridge over the Mississippi River has led to the bridge's closure, throwing traffic and shipping into disarray for the indefinite future. On Tuesday, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which connects Memphis, Tenn., and West Memphis, Ark., was shut down for emergency...

Driver Loses Control on Bridge, Ends Up Here

2 people, 2 dogs rescued from truck dangling over Idaho gorge

(Newser) - Authorities say a set of camper trailer safety chains and quick, careful work by emergency crews saved two people after their pickup truck plunged off a bridge, leaving them dangling above a deep gorge in southern Idaho, per the AP . Idaho State Police responded to the accident at about 2:...

Body of Civil Rights Icon Crosses Historic Bridge

A procession accompanies the body of Rep. John Lewis across the Edmund Pettus Bridge

(Newser) - The late US Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon, the AP reports. A crowd began gathering near the bridge that became a landmark in the fight for racial justice when Lewis and...

They Showed Up to Work on the Bridge. They Made a Grim Find

Bodies of 2 sisters found in Georgia, and investigators say it was a double homicide

(Newser) - The bodies of a teen about to graduate from high school and her older sister were found under a Georgia bridge this week, and police say it's now a homicide investigation. CNN identifies the women as 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and 31-year-old Truvenia Campbell. The news site says the women...

Lockdown May Have Prevented a Bridge-Collapse Tragedy

Road was empty due to northern Italy lockdown

(Newser) - The strict lockdown in northern Italy may have saved lives in more ways than one. A bridge collapsed Wednesday morning, but there was almost no traffic on the normally busy road in Aulla, which sits halfway between Genoa and Florence, reports Reuters . Authorities believe there were only two drivers on...

FedEx Driver Survives 75-Foot Fall After 'Good Deed'

Jeremiah Cribb jumped over side of NC bridge to avoid getting hit by truck while helping motorists

(Newser) - It was a middle-of-the-night "good deed" that FedEx driver Jeremiah Cribb was trying to do, per CNN —but it turned out to be one that landed him in the hospital after he plunged 75 feet over a North Carolina bridge. The Salisbury Post and WSOC report that Cribb,...

Boris Johnson Revives 'Bonkers' Bridge Idea

British government considering $25B bridge between Scotland, N. Ireland

(Newser) - With Scotland talking about independence post-Brexit and Sinn Fein calling for a vote on reunifying Ireland after its election success , Boris Johnson is talking about building bridges. The British prime minister has revived what critics call a "bonkers" idea to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, the...

Last Year It Collapsed. Watch What Happened to It Friday

Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, is taken down in planned explosion

(Newser) - It's been almost a year since the Morandi Bridge collapse in Italy that killed 43. What remained of the bridge is now no more. CNN reports that after roads were shut down and about 4,000 people were evacuated from the area in Genoa, demolition workers carried out a...

They Tried to Jump the Bridge. They Didn't Make It

2 Texas men are dead after ill-advised leap in Louisiana

(Newser) - It's not really clear what was going through the heads of these two men from Texas this week, because they didn't live to tell the tale. It seems evident, however, that they made a fatal misjudgment. NBC News and the New York Post report that around 2am Friday,...

New Pedestrian Bridge Not for the Faint of Heart

SkyBridge opens next month in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in Great Smoky Mountains

(Newser) - Those who like the Great Smoky Mountains and have no fear of heights might want to plan a road trip to Tennessee in the near future. What's being billed as the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the US will open in Gatlinburg on May 17. The SkyBridge at the...

Childhood Friend Found Guilty of Killing Sarah Stern

Liam McAtasney faces life in prison

(Newser) - Once a childhood friend of Sarah Stern, Liam McAtasney was on Tuesday found guilty of strangling the New Jersey 19-year-old to death to steal her inheritance money, then dumping her body in an attempt to stage it as suicide. The Monmouth County court found McAtasney, 21, guilty of murder, robbery,...

Fiancee: Good Samaritan's Death 'Makes Me Laugh and Cry'
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Good Samaritan Stopped to Help, Paid Awful Price

Robert Bruno Jr. jumps over bridge to avoid oncoming cars after stopping at a crash

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan stopped to help a crashed driver in San Diego County on Wednesday, only to die when he was forced over one of America's tallest bridges. Robert Verlin Bruno Jr. had pulled over in icy and foggy conditions to assist the driver of a Ford F-150 that...

Fuel Tankers Block Bridge at Border Crossing

Venezuelan ruler tries to keep out humanitarian aid

(Newser) - The Venezuelan military barricaded a bridge at a key border crossing with Colombia, issuing a challenge Wednesday to a US-backed effort by the opposition to bring humanitarian aid into a nation plagued by shortages of food and medicine, the AP reports. The Tienditas International Bridge was blocked the day before...

It Was a Routine Morning Commute. Then, 'Lives Smashed'

Accident involving 2 trains in Denmark leaves at least 6 dead, 16 injured

(Newser) - At least six are dead and 16 are injured in Denmark after likely debris from a freight train hit a passenger train going the other way on a bridge connecting the country's largest island with another, per Reuters and RTE . The accident on the 11-mile-long Great Belt Bridge linking...

Man Killed After Concrete Thrown From Bridge

Tennessee man was hit in the face

(Newser) - A 54-year-old man on his way to work early Tuesday was killed after a chunk of concrete went through his windshield—and police don't believe it was an accident. Investigators believe the concrete was thrown from the Shelby Avenue bridge in Nashville onto Interstate 24 below, the Tennessean reports....

She Won Trip Atop Bridge. The Best Part Wasn't the View

Cord Wilson, Emily Misner newly engaged in Michigan

(Newser) - The Michigan Department of Transportation has found a new niche: engagement photography. Photos shared by the department Wednesday show St. Ignace's Cord Wilson getting down on one knee to propose marriage to his girlfriend of four years in a rather scenic spot: the top of the 552-foot-tall Mackinac Bridge...

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