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Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed Crimea

Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed CrimeaBy Gleb Stolyarov THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. Putin, at the wheel of an orange heavy KAMAZ dump-truck, drove 19 km (12 miles) across the bridge from the Kerch Strait. Some Russians are calling it “Putin’s bridge”, designed to link Crimea into Russia’s transport network.



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Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday is set to unveil a 19-kilometre-long bridge linking southern Russia to the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, a highly symbolic project he has personally championed. Known as the Crimean Bridge, at nearly 12 miles it will be the longest not only in the country but also in Europe, overtaking the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon. Built at a cost of 228 billion rubles ($ 3.69 billion), the new structure connects the southern Krasnodar region with the Crimean city of Kerch, spanning a strait between the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.



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China set to open world's longest sea bridge

China set to open world's longest sea bridgeThe Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we're looking at the massive undertaking to connect Hong Kong to Mainland China via a 34-mile-long sea bridge. When it opens to the public, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the longest bridge of its kind and will cut driving time between Hong Kong and Macau by roughly 60 percent. Just make sure to hit the rest stop before getting on the bridge.



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13 semi truck drivers line up under bridge to stop man from committing suicide

13 semi truck drivers line up under bridge to stop man from committing suicideThe Michigan State Police, along with the help of 13 semi truck drivers,



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China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North Korea

China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North KoreaBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals in critical condition. Chinese tourists make up about 80 percent of all foreign visitors to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $ 44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats visited the scene of Sunday’s crash in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.



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Teens who killed a man by dropping a sandbag on him from a bridge receive suspended sentence

Teens who killed a man by dropping a sandbag on him from a bridge receive suspended sentenceFour US teenagers who pleaded guilty to dropping a sandbag off of a freeway overpass and killing a 22-year-old man have been given a suspended sentence and ordered to go to treatment. The Ohio teens killed Marquis Byrd, a passenger in a vehicle on a freeway in Toledo, after dropping the sandbag last December. The teen who actually dropped the bag pleaded guilty to murder, while the other three pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.



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Teens who killed a man by dropping a sandbag on him from a bridge receive suspended sentence

Teens who killed a man by dropping a sandbag on him from a bridge receive suspended sentenceFour US teenagers who pleaded guilty to dropping a sandbag off of a freeway overpass and killing a 22-year-old man have been given a suspended sentence and ordered to go to treatment. The Ohio teens killed Marquis Byrd, a passenger in a vehicle on a freeway in Toledo, after dropping the sandbag last December. The teen who actually dropped the bag pleaded guilty to murder, while the other three pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.



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Goats rescued from edge of bridge

Goats rescued from edge of bridgePolice and transportation workers carried out a very unusual rescue on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Christine D'Antonio of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports.



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The Latest: Rods were being adjusted when bridge fell

The Latest: Rods were being adjusted when bridge fellMIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the bridge collapse in Florida (all times local):



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The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapse

The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapseMIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at a Florida university (all times local):



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