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Tragedy of the Sunshine Skyway harbor pilot is now a one-man play

Tragedy of the Sunshine Skyway harbor pilot is now a one-man play

© Gabriele Maltinti / Getty On the foggy morning of May 8, 1980, tragedy struck at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Blinded by the storm, the 19,734-ton Summit Venture freighter smashed into the support columns of the old bridge. A 1,200-foot span of the Skyway collapsed, crashing into the water below. Thirty-five people died. The...

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