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Florida / Bridge Collapse Aftermath #510270

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 10, 1980
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(Studio) Revelation from Tampa Bay, Florida, that pilot of freighter that struck bridge killing 32 people had bumped into same bridge earlier this year given. Pilot said to have been under investigation with regard to 1st incident.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Saint Petersburg, Florida) Sunshine Skyway bridge shown after recent accident. File tape of bridge after being struck for 1st time by ship piloted by John Lerro shown courtesy WFLA-TV. Pilot said still aboard freighter Summit Venture. Ship shown. [Coast Guard Captain Marshall GILBERT - explains why pilot was not suspended after 1st accident.] Divers shown searching for bodies in wreckage of bridge.
REPORTER: Phil Bremen

Bremen, Phil;
Pauley, Jane

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