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Queen Isabella Causeway
This 2.5 mile long bridge connects South Padre Island
to the mainland at Port Isabel, which is where these
photos were taken.
In the early morning hours of September 15, 2001 a string
of barges trying to pass below, on the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway, struck a support and a section of the roadway
fell into the water.
So did some cars.
Eight people died and the island was isolated.
This disaster would be very well-known were it not for
the date when it happened.
Please read more here: Causeway Collapse
Port Isabel Lighthouse