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Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster: May 9, 1980
« on: September 30, 2013, 03:00:45 AM »
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster: May 9, 1980



The worst bridge disaster in Florida history occured when an errant ship struck a major support of the southbound lane during a storm. The main span toppled into Tampa Bay. 35 people lost their lives.

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Re: Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster: May 9, 1980
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 01:13:40 PM »
It made for two really long fishing piers and some good artificial reefs.  The 1955 vintage approach is closed for concrete deterioration issues.