Bridges are surrounded by history...phenomenal designs, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as railroad trestle bridges. Each share stories of remarkable engineering but neither without its share of tragedy. In the 20th century, disaster struck the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge when its place in history was secured by the collapse of the old bridge while under maintenance. This event is documented as The Biggest Thing Afloat Sinks since Murrow Memorial Bridge is one of the longest floating bridges in the world.
This Day in History: December 29, 1876