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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Florida Sunshine Skyway Bridge underwent a transformation after 1980 when a barge veered into the old bridge and took out the pillons-- Friday May 9th, 1980.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaBhDlFl60 The disaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY2dMoK7G5Y The demolition

Today, the new bridge carries millions of cars each year and has been renamed the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It is a gorgeous suspension bridge of great elegance. The remains of the old bridge are still to be seen on both sides of the new bridge. They have been transformed into fishing bridges much like what happened to "Old Seven" - the old 7 mile bridge in the Florida Keys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64n97hX3Npw Today March 2013

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    I liked your videos of the Skyway Bridge. I think you will like some of the aerial video I took at the Skway. Check it out! http://youtu.be/mxDt4Zldyv0