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Deadly Thruway bridge collapse remembered 35 years later

WNYT Staff
Created: April 05, 2022 01:22 PM

April 5, 2022 marks 35 years since a Thruway bridge collapsed in Montgomery County and left 10 people dead.

The bridge was known as the Schoharie Creek Bridge.

It was April 5, 1987. 10:50 am on a Sunday. Ten people died.

It was later determined that faulty construction and extreme weather played factors in the collapse.

Much has changed since that day.

NewsChannel 13 is looking back on that tragic day in all of our newscasts. We will have full reports as people recall their memories. We'll also look ahead to the condition our bridges are in now starting Live at 4 and on WNYT.com.


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