“It’s never going to go away,” said Poirier, tears in his voice. Doug Parton of the Ironworkers Local 97 said they are hoping for a large turnout at the 60th anniversary memorial to honour the fallen men. That day 18 men died, and one more, a diver, was killed a few days later while trying to recover a body.

The Bridge debuts on Sunday at the Vancity Theatre, with four more screenings to follow.

(She’s) young and can continue that for another 50 or 60 years. Lessard, Poirier and Norm Atkinson, 97, who lives in the Okanagan, are the three remaining ironworkers who survived the collapse that day. The last living iron worker who survived the 1958 collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge is publicly sharing his story one final time. A welcome email is on its way. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Copied photo of Gary Poirier and brother Neil from the book ‘Tragedy at the Second Narrows’ about Ironworkers bridge collapse. All it takes is a warm day, a view of the inlet and the sound of ambulances to bring Gary Poirier back to that afternoon on June 17, 1958, when he survived the worst industrial accident in Vancouver’s history. And it nearly didn’t include Lessard. Please try again.

The bridge, now called the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge, spans the inlet between North Vancouver and Vancouver. “B.C.’s ironworkers are instrumental in building our province’s infrastructure. Eighteen were killed either instantly or shortly thereafter, possibly drowned by their heavy tool belts.

. For more information visit: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/second-narrows-bridge-collapse/. Seventy-nine workers plunged 30 metres (100 ft) into the water.

We would like to thank them for the excellent work they do. . Weitere Informationen: http://epaper.welt.de, Der Kurz-Link dieses Artikels lautet: https://www.welt.de/218463976. Er war gezwungen, sein Auto auf der Brücke zurückzulassen. Collapse of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing Bridge – June 17, 1958.

Only four months later, the great span's short life ended in disaster. He could see sunlight at the surface and vowed to make his way up. \r\rA dramatic tale of failure and success\rThe story of the failure of the 1940 Narrows Bridge and the success of the Current Narrows Bridge is a great American saga. “All of a sudden, we heard a very sharp noise,” he said.

“No one has seen that footage in nearly 60 years,” said Orr, a former TV news reporter and BCIT instructor. Darin: Sein Hund Tubby.

I’ll be gone maybe in a year or two. Learn how your comment data is processed. His superior failed to catch the error. Registrieren Sie sich kostenlos für Leserkommentare, Newsletter und exklusive Abo-Inhalte. Collapse of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing Bridge June 17, 1958. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. I’m 91 now,” he said. You can, B.C.

After 62 years, 91-year-old Lucien Lessard made one last trip Wednesday to speak at the annual memorial service dedicated to the 19 men who died in B.C.’s worst ever industrial accident. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. CHWK Giants Football Season Canceled, Movember (VIDEO), Movember – The Time For Moustaches And Awareness For Prostate + Testicular Cancer, Mental Health/Depression/Suicide (VIDEO), UPDATE – Abbotsford Excelsior Hog Farm Court Case – Four Accused Back in Court Monday November 2, Former Vancouver broadcaster and award-winning documentary producer. He was disoriented but conscious.

It collapsed during construction on June 17, 1958, taking 19 lives. Other workers weren’t so lucky. . Both men died. Lucien Lessard, now 91, plans to be part of an annual ceremony commemorating those who worked on the Second Narrows Bridge, which collapsed on June 17, 1958. The Iron Workers Local 97 helped plan the ceremony, and the tradition grew.



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