The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster From The 1980s Is Something Floridians Will Never Ever Forget
There are often days within a state’s history that go down in infamy. Unfortunately, for Tampa residents, May 9, 1980, is a day that most will never forget as tragedy struck on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The bridge we see today in all its beauty is not the original bridge built in 1954, but instead is a rebuilt beauty spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg, Florida to Terra Ceia. Tragedy befell the original Skyway bridge on more than one occasion, with the second event being the most catastrophic.
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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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