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Florida/ Bridge Collapse #270971

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1980
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(Studio) Details given of freighter's collision with Sunshine Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay today; number known dead mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tampa Bay, Florida) Collision of Summit Venture with bridge examined; films shown. [Witness Richard HORNBUCKLE - describes experience.] No. of Passengers on Greyhound bus that plummeted into bay noted; federal and state authorities reported investigating circumstances of crash. Collision between Coast Guard ship and tanker in same area last January recalled; other ships noted ramming bridge in recent mos. Details given.
REPORTER: John Sheahan (WTVT newstape)

(Studio) Only known survivor said Wesley MacIntire; details given, photos shown. MacIntire quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John
Duration:
00:02:50

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