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Washington Bridge Collapse: 71,000 Vehicles Use Bridge Daily

According to data reviewed by AnalysisWire, 71,000 vehicles used the now-collapsed Skagit River bridge daily in 2012. Nearby monitors suggest that there was substantial local usage of the bridge, as traffic monitors before and after the bridge show lower traffic … Continue reading

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Washington Bridge Collapse: 770 Bridge-Related Collisions in WA in 2011

AnalysisWire research shows that at least 770 collisions in Washington state in 2011 involved vehicles hitting bridges. Data from the Washington State Department of Transportation is below: Source: Washington State Department of Transportation, 2011 Washington State Collision Data Summary, p. 65-66 … Continue reading

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Washington Bridge Collapse: Length of Collapsed Section Estimated to be Approx. 160 ft Long

Update June 4: The Associated Press confirmed that it was indeed a 160 ft section that collapsed (via Bellingham Herald). Tonight’s Washington state bridge collapse over the Skagit River involved approximately 160 feet of bridge, according to an AnalysisWire assessment … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Tornadoes: Approximate Death Toll Likely Not Known for Days

Today’s Oklahoma tornadoes are already catastrophic in terms of damage and loss of life. It’s important to keep in mind that information in events that devastate a wide area often takes substantial time to finalize. Based on the experience of … Continue reading

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AnalysisWire is Back with Regular Updates

After a brief hiatus, AnalysisWire is back updating on a regular basis.

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Jodi Arias vs. Syria

We looked at peak weekly US search interest in “Jodi Arias” and “Syria” in 2013 (the final week’s data is through 5/9/13). The results are probably unsurprising: Source:  Google Trends

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UPDATE: Dhaka Factory Collapse – Tragedy Continues to Unfold

AnalysisWire previously showed how information about the tragic Dhaka, Bangladesh building collapse was very slow to emerge. We updated our post to show how the scope of the tragedy still continues to unfold over time. It is now about 13 … Continue reading

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Peak Search Volume for “Jason Collins” Outstrips Peak Search Volume for “Kate Upton”

According to Google Trends search data, search volume for “Jason Collins” was higher the week that Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated than the search volume for “Kate Upton” the week the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue … Continue reading

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Tebow Released: Tebow Earned $28,883 Per Yard with the Jets in 2012

The New York Jets released Tim Tebow today.  Tebow had an undistinguished 2012 season with the Jets, rushing for 102 yards and passing for 39.  His compensation per yard (rushing and passing), however, was quite impressive, particularly in comparison to … Continue reading

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Analysis: 1/10 of One Percent of Reported U.S. Tornadoes in Past 5 Years Are EF5

AnalysisWire is undertaking a detailed review of tornado data to provide our readers with up-to-date insight during tornado season.  We start off with our first finding: the most dangerous tornadoes, Enhanced Fujita Scale EF5 tornadoes, are infrequent, particularly in comparison … Continue reading

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