Originally Posted by Heath
The Sunshine Skyway in Florida says
Is that the one just south of Tampa/St Pete? I think it goes over to Bradenton (sp?).
I've driven over it a few times. Quite impressive.
We were told, while down there back in the early 90s, that that bridge has been hit twice by ships... and that both times it was the same harbor pilot.
When the Silver Bridge went down back in the 60's (connects Gallipolis to Point Pleasant), I had an uncle that got caught at the traffic light on the Ohio side (didn't make the bridge), and then watched it go down. Wow! talk about having someone looking over you.
And I remember in high school watching footage of the Tacoma Bridge going down. Looked like a rubber band twisting and turning. The film footage showed a guy getting out of his car and trying to get off. Never knew if he made it or not. Wild stuff to watch.
Here's some video of it. But I think you have to have Quicktime Player to view it...
And isn't there a stretch of bridge on 71 north of Cincy that goes over a pretty deep gourge. I read somewhere years ago where they hired Native Americans to work on it, who had no aversion to working at such heights.