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A documentary featuring one of the biggest Tampa Bay disasters is coming to the Tampa Theatre.

According to WFLA News Channel 8, “The Skyway Bridge Disaster” documentary takes a closer look at what happened on May 9, 1980, when a bulk freighter collided with a support column on the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. The collision happened at 7:33 a.m. during rush hour as a thunderstorm swept through the area. A 1,200-foot span of the bridge was sent plummeting into the water 150 feet below. Six cars, a truck and a Greyhound bus also plunged into the water, leaving 35 people dead.

The new documentary is having it’s world premiere and Q&A on September 14 at 7:30p.m. After the documentary, Steve Yerrid, the lawyer who represented the captain of the bulk freighter that collided with the bridge, and the filmmakers will take questions from the audience.

Tickets go on sale on July 19 and are selling for $12.50.
Tickets can be purchased at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or on the Tampa Theatre website.