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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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... More »

China Officially Opens Mega-Bridge

34-mile bridge links mainland, Hong Kong, Macau

(Newser) - China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge , a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a ceremony in the mainland city of Zhuhai to open the 34-mile-long bridge linking it to the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau.... More »

Mother Nature Is About to Put Longest Sea Bridge to the Test

Super Typhoon Mangkhut will show what the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge can withstand

(Newser) - At 34 miles, it's the world's longest bridge to cross a sea—an impressive $20 billion effort that will soon undergo its first major challenge from Mother Nature. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is right in the sights of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, a powerful storm system that's headed... More »

Family's Bodies Found Days After Genoa Bridge Collapse

Officials believe all missing have been accounted for

(Newser) - It's been nearly a week since an "apocalyptic" bridge collapse in Italy, and the death toll has climbed for perhaps the last time. Reuters reports the bodies of three family members—the last three people believed missing—were pulled from a crushed car over the weekend in the... More »

Teen Says Friend Asked to Be Pushed Off 60-Foot Bridge

Taylor Smith charged with one count of reckless endangerment Friday

(Newser) - A single push could land Taylor Smith in jail for up to a year. That and a $5,000 fine are the maximum penalty the 18-year-old faces if convicted of the single count of reckless endangerment she was charged with Friday. Smith pushed friend Jordan Holgerson off a 60-foot bridge... More »

Teen Wants Friend Who Pushed Her Off Bridge to 'Sit in Jail'

Jordan Holgerson has changed her mind about punishment for Taylor Smith

(Newser) - The Washington 16-year-old whose friend pushed her off a 60-foot bridge says that friend should "sit in jail and think about ... what she did." So says Jordan Holgerson, now home from the hospital but still recovering from six broken ribs, two punctured lungs, and other internal injuries, in... More »

Teen Accused of Pushing Friend Off Bridge Speaks Out

With charges possible, Taylor Smith 'feels really bad'

(Newser) - She apologized privately. Now, after allegedly pushing her friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state, 18-year-old Taylor Smith is doing so publicly. The teen tells NBC News she "feels really bad about what happened" at Moulton Falls Regional Park on Aug. 7, when authorities say Smith pushed 16-year-old... More »

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