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Mianus Bridge collapse happened 30 years ago Friday

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-28 12:46:49-04

On June 28, 1983,  exactly 30 years ago Friday, a portion of the Mianus Bridge in Greenwich, Conn., collapsed, killing three people and injuring three others.

The collapse damaged a key portion of infrastructure along Interstate 95 and raised troubling questions about bridge safety. Since then, bridge collapses have happened again, most recently on Thursday in Washington state.

Revisit WPIX’s original coverage of the Mianus tragedy, and read more about the incident HERE.

The Stamford Advocate explores the lessons still not learned from the collapse HERE.

From 6/28/83: Mianus Bridge collapses in Connecticut; several die