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Architect Newspaper   30 January 2018   USA   Texas  
<p>After a highly anticipated opening last summer, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas, Texas, has been plagued with cable rod failures, according to the Dallas Observer.</p> <p>The Margaret McDermott Bridge spans the Trinity ...
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California WaterBlog   01 September 2017   USA   Texas  
<p>Located in Harris County, Texas, Houston is the 4th most populous city in the US. The flooding now unfolding in the Houston area is a human and economic disaster likely to rank with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy among the worst in US history. At the present ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Los Angeles Times   29 August 2017   USA   Texas  
<p>Houston is built on what amounts to a massive flood plain, pitted against the tempestuous Gulf of Mexico and routinely hammered by the biggest rainstorms in the nation.</p> <p><br />It is a combination of malicious climate and unforgiving geology, along ...
Science Daily   15 June 2016   USA   Texas  
<p>Two giant sinkholes that sit between two West Texas oil patch towns are growing -- and two new ones appear to be lurking, say geophysicists. Satellite radar images reveal substantial ground movement in and around the infamous sinkholes near Wink, Texas ...
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Daily Mail   09 May 2016   USA   Texas  
<p>This is the incredible moment one Texas man captured dramatic video of a country road getting washed away - just moments after he had crossed it.<br>Allen Laneigh Childers was mere seconds away from becoming victim to the flooding that has ravaged parts ...
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Phys Org   11 June 2015   USA   Texas  
<p>A research team at The University of Texas at Arlington is using giant lightweight geofoam blocks to bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges.</p> <p>Anand Puppala, UT Arlington associate dean for research ...
abc 13 news now   27 May 2015   USA   Texas  
<p>MIDLOTHIAN, Tx (WFAA) -- Water is flowing over a dam at Padera Lake in Midlothian, and the National Weather Service said it is likely to break in the next couple of hours.</p> <p>However, engineers and the builders, who've surveyed the scene, say it should ...