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Sunshine Skyway

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General Information

Structural Type: Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Status: demolished

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA, North America
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA, North America
Crossed
  • Tampa Bay
Replaced by Sunshine Skyway Bridge (1987)

Technical Information

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

9 May 1980

A navigational error causes a large freight ship Summit Venture to hit a bridge pier during a storm. The cantilever span of one of the superstructures collapses into Tampa Bay. Several vehicles and a Greyhound bus fall into the waters killing 35 people.

Participants

Structural engineering

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0003386
Created: 27/05/2002
Last Updated: 22/07/2014