The Maccabiah bridge collapse was the catastrophic failure of a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 14, 1997. The collapse of the temporary metal and wooden structure killed four and injured more than 60 Australian athletes and other team delegates who were visiting Israel to participate in the Maccabiah Games. One athlete died in the collapse and three died afterwards due to infections caused by exposure to the polluted river water. A subsequent investigation found that negligent shortcuts had been taken in the bridge's construction, mandatory permits and oversight had not been obtained, and the bridge's construction did not meet government requirements.

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  • كان انهيار جسر المكابيا هو الحدث الكارثي لجسر المشاة فوق نهر العوجا في تل أبيب ، فى إسرائيل في 14 يوليو 1997. أدى انهيار الهيكل الخشبي إلى مقتل أربعة وإصابة 69 رياضيًا أستراليًا كانوا يزورون إسرائيل للمشاركة في دورة الألعاب مكابيه . توفي أحد الرياضيين في الانهيار ، وتوفي ثلاثة بعد ذلك بسبب الإصابات الناجمة عن التعرض لمياه النهر الملوثة. وفي وقت لاحق ، أدين خمسة أشخاص ، من بينهم المهندس الذي صمم الجسر ورئيس اللجنة المنظمة لألعاب تل أبيب ، بتعمد التسبب في الوفاة والإصابة. (ar)
  • The Maccabiah bridge collapse was the catastrophic failure of a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 14, 1997. The collapse of the temporary metal and wooden structure killed four and injured more than 60 Australian athletes and other team delegates who were visiting Israel to participate in the Maccabiah Games. One athlete died in the collapse and three died afterwards due to infections caused by exposure to the polluted river water. A subsequent investigation found that negligent shortcuts had been taken in the bridge's construction, mandatory permits and oversight had not been obtained, and the bridge's construction did not meet government requirements. Five people, including the engineer who designed the bridge and the chair of the Tel Aviv Games Organising Committee, were convicted of recklessly causing death and injury. Four served prison sentences. The fifth, the committee chairman, served a term of community service and was reappointed to a highly-paid management position in 2002. In 2004, after lengthy lawsuit delays, the deceased and the injured were awarded close to $20 million in damages. The disaster highlighted environmental problems in Israel, especially with regard to its rivers and waterways, prompting clean-up efforts. A full Australian team returned to the games in 2005 and participated in a riverside ceremony unveiling a memorial to the victims of the collapse. (en)
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  • Rescuers search for victims from Australia's athletic delegation shortly after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge into the Yarkon River. (en)
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  • كان انهيار جسر المكابيا هو الحدث الكارثي لجسر المشاة فوق نهر العوجا في تل أبيب ، فى إسرائيل في 14 يوليو 1997. أدى انهيار الهيكل الخشبي إلى مقتل أربعة وإصابة 69 رياضيًا أستراليًا كانوا يزورون إسرائيل للمشاركة في دورة الألعاب مكابيه . توفي أحد الرياضيين في الانهيار ، وتوفي ثلاثة بعد ذلك بسبب الإصابات الناجمة عن التعرض لمياه النهر الملوثة. وفي وقت لاحق ، أدين خمسة أشخاص ، من بينهم المهندس الذي صمم الجسر ورئيس اللجنة المنظمة لألعاب تل أبيب ، بتعمد التسبب في الوفاة والإصابة. (ar)
  • The Maccabiah bridge collapse was the catastrophic failure of a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 14, 1997. The collapse of the temporary metal and wooden structure killed four and injured more than 60 Australian athletes and other team delegates who were visiting Israel to participate in the Maccabiah Games. One athlete died in the collapse and three died afterwards due to infections caused by exposure to the polluted river water. A subsequent investigation found that negligent shortcuts had been taken in the bridge's construction, mandatory permits and oversight had not been obtained, and the bridge's construction did not meet government requirements. (en)
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