A rockslide occurred last weekend in the Batseri, located in Northern India about 650 km north of New Delhi. The event was captured on several cell phone videos, but the one below is my pick for the most fascinating and terrifying. It shows several large rocks on the order of 5-6′ diameter at least that go airborne for a long-distance…right towards the videographer. One rock narrowly misses the abutment of a small bridge, and another one hits the bridge itself, bringing down the entire structure. The Landslide Blog has more details and links to some of the other videos. It’s not shown in this video, but apparently, 9 people were killed and three injured by this event when a tour bus was struck one or more rocks.
The Pittsburgh area has 49 active landslides or retaining wall failures in 29 neighborhoods according to a Pittsburgh Public Works Department survey. The estimated cost to fix 24 of those issues effecting public land is $7.4 million, which the City doesn’t have. Story source: Pittsburgh Live by way of Geology.com. (Map by BOB NEWELL/TRIBUNE-REVIEW)
Maccaferri has a unique research facility, the Maccaferri Innovation Center (MIC), located in Bolzano, Italy. Maccaferri was founded based on their invention of the now ubiquitous gabions, but are now known worldwide as experts in […]