Remembering the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster 40 Years Later

Forty years ago there was an infamous incident that happened on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. On May 9, 1980, during a rainstorm, a freighter crashed into the support columns of the southbound bridge. This caused 1200ft. of the suspended roadway to fall and disappear right into the bay.Think about that next time you drive over the bridge, or don't think about it.

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