CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway collapse on South Padre Island was held at Memorial Park yesterday.
On Sept. 15, 2001, a portion of the causeway collapsed after a barge struck a support pillar around 2 a.m.
Eleven drivers went off the bridge and into the water as a result of the collapse. Eight people died.
Three were rescued by fisherman who were out on the water that night.