The collapse of the “People’s Bridge” marks 20th anniversary

The collapse of the “People’s Bridge” marks 20th anniversary

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the partial collapse of the western section of Harrisburg’s Walnut Street Bridge. In mid-January 1996, Pennsylvania was still recovering from the devastation wrought by that year’s North American Blizzard when the temperature began to rise. Rainfall, coupled with the increasing warmth, caused the Susquehanna River to swell. On …

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