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Florida / Bridge Collapse Aftermath #270407

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 10, 1980
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(Studio) Revelation by Florida authorities that harbor pilot who was guiding the freighter which struck the Tampa Bay bridge yesterday was already under investigation for another collision and had been involved in 2 other incidents as well, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Saint Petersburg, Florida) Divers shown searching bay for more bodies. Pilot John Lerro said under investigation for striking same bridge earlier. Other incidents involving pilot cited. [US Coast Guard Captain Marshall GILBERT - explains why pilot was not suspended after 1st incident.] Scene said visited by Florida governor Robert Graham.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Hall, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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