June 6th Structural Failures Found in Newspaper Archives - An Engineer's Aspect


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June 6th Structural Failures Found in Newspaper Archives

June 6, 1922 - Building Collapse in Poland

Laurel Daily Leader, Laurel, Mississippi, Tuesday Afternoon, June 6, 1922.

Forty Buried When Building Collapse

Associated Press.

Lemberg, Poland, June 6.--Over forty persons were buried in the debris and many were killed when two ancient three-story buildings collapsed today. The structures are believed to have been shaken down by vibrations from a passing motor truck.

June 6, 1930 - Bridge Collapse in Italy

The Lowell Sun, Friday, June 6, 1930, Page 13.


CUNEO, Italy, June 6 (AP)--The eleventh arch of a great bridge now under construction over the river Stura collapsed today causing the death of eight workmen. Three men were seriously injured. The cause of the collapse is being investigated.

June 6, 1947 - Bridge Collapse in France

Syracuse Herald-Journal, Friday, June 6, 1947, Page 31.

Bridge Collapse Gives French Fairgoers a Ducking

GRIPPING EXPERIENCE. There were exciting moments when this bridge tipped over during a fair at Grenoble, France, and sightseers (left and top) were left dangling over stream. AP Wirephotos.

June 6, 1968 - Building Collapse in Virginia, USA

El Paso-Herald-Post, Thursday, June 6, 1968.

Building Collapse Fatal to Workers

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6. -- Part of an office building under construction at the multimillion dollar Crystal City apartment office complex collapsed today. Police said several construction workers were killed and 20 others were trapped.

"Several men are dead, but we don't know how many yet," a police spokesman said.

Officials said 20 were trapped in the rubble. Ambulances and rescue equipment were rushed to the scene.

The complex of 12-story apartment and office buildings is located on U.S. 1 about half a mile from the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac between Arlington County, Va. and Washington, D.C.