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Remembering the Second Narrows Bridge collapse

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by Journal Of Commerce

Tom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council, lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 56th Anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.
Remembering the Second Narrows Bridge collapse

Tom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council, lays a wreath during a ceremony marking the 56th Anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.

In 1958, 79 workers fell 175 feet into Burrard Inlet when one of the spans being constructed for the bridge collapsed.

Eighteen construction workers died and a diver lost his life two days later while searching for bodies.

About 300 people gathered on June 17 to remember the lost workers.

Below is a documentary on the Second Narrows Bridge collapse produced by WorkSafeBC.

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