FAST FACTS: Worst Recent U.S. Bridge Disasters

The entire span of an interstate bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour Wednesday, sending vehicles, tons of concrete and twisted metal crashing into the water.

— A look at recent fatal bridge disasters in U.S. history:

Bridge/location: Silver Bridge, Ohio River
Date: Dec. 1967
Deaths: 46

Bridge/location: Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Date: May 1980
Deaths: 35

Bridge/location: Schoharie Creek Bridge, Amsterdam, NY
Date: April 1987
Deaths: 10

Bridge/location: Hatchie River Bridge, Covington, Tenn.
Date: April 1989
Deaths: 8

Bridge/location: Zuber Creek Culvert
Date: Jan. 1983
Deaths: 5

Bridge/location: Bridge over I-40 in eastern Oklahoma
Date: May 26, 2002
Deaths: 14