News Story of the Day
Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse
Updated May 25, 04:28 PM
SEATTLE - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
Bridge regulators call the more risky spans "fracture critical," meaning that if a single, vital component of the bridge is compromised, it can crumple.
Fracture critical bridges, like the I-5 span in Washington, are the result of Congress trying to cut corners to save money rather than a lack of engineering know-how, said Barry B. LePatner, a New York real estate attorney and author of "Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward."
Sports Story of the Day
Bayern beats Dortmund 2-1 in final on Robben goal
Updated May 25, 07:11 PM
LONDON - Arjen Robben found redemption at Wembley Stadium.
Robben scored a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over German rival Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in club soccer's biggest tournament.
Bayern had lost two of the last three Champions League finals.
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