in Minneapolis, MN in August 2007
This is in Germany which has a better record than the US with regards to infrastructure maintenance. Naturally, in the US, we just wait for the inevitable.
What started this post was the humorous note in the IRJ June 2011:
The reopening of the 107m-high Müngstener bridge over the River Wupper, which has been closed for renovation, has been delayed because of a miscalculation. German Rail (DB) had forgotten to include the weight of passengers in the train weight.
The larger story makes it a little less funny.