'Old Man Weather' plays many cruel tricks. VISNEWS filmed a freighter, torn from its moorings?
LV PAN From wrecked freighter to toppled bridge span.
SV Upper work of wrecked freighter.
LV Pan of fallen span.
LV Crushed cars.
LV Fallen girder.
LV Stern of freighter.
LV Wrecked stern of freighter.
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Background: 'Old Man Weather' plays many cruel tricks. VISNEWS filmed a freighter, torn from its moorings by gale winds, ramming a bridge at Buffalo, New York, Jan 22. One 200-foot span toppled with a roar, crashing down on the ship's stern. Hours later the wind blew down the other tower--just missing a passing fireboat--and crushed two parked cars.
Three bridge tenders had narrow escapes..they got away, but two were slightly hurt. Officials say it will lost five million dollars to replace the span.