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

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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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