Urban Thursday #6: “In the Crosshairs”

The sun rises over its namesake, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

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A B&W photo shows a freighter under the bridge on its way to Tampa.

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On May 9, 1980, a similar freighter hit the bridge and 35 people plunged to their death from the top span, including a Greyhound Bus.

“The Day the Skyway Fell”

🙂 🙂 🙂

Urban Thursday

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6 thoughts on “Urban Thursday #6: “In the Crosshairs”

  1. Beautiful place you live in, but then you see it such exceptional ways.
    I think I do remember the 1980 bridge collision and disaster, and that it was the first time I actually knew about that incredible bridge. What’s it like to drive it?

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