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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Closed #22523

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
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(Studio) Barge collides with Chesapeake Bay Bridge; damages it severely; causes traffic and economy problems in Virginia, MD.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Virginia Beach, Virginia) Bad weather, high seas caused accident. [Film of bridge shown.] Tug boat Caroline, towing barge, abandoned as sinking. Boat did not sink. Tow-line broke; barge hit bridge. Coast Guard announces inquiry. Bridge to be closed 1 month
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson (WVEC-TV Film)

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:10

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