Port Isabel and South Padre Island remember victims of 2001 causeway collapse

2 years 6 months 3 days ago Tuesday, September 15 2020 Sep 15, 2020 September 15, 2020 1:07 PM September 15, 2020 in News - Local

The communities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island gathered Tuesday morning to remember the victims of the Sept. 15, 2001, causeway collapse.

A barge hit the causeway that day, severing the bridge that links Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

Eight people died after they drove across the causeway — not knowing about the accident — and their cars plunged into the water. Three people survived.

After the accident, a safety system was added to the causeway.

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