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Highway 80 collapse, 1986

Posted on June 23, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Onlookers peered into a 15-foot hole in Ky. 80 in Floyd County after the roadway collapsed about 2 a.m. Oct. 26, 1986. The road had been built over a pear-shaped steel-arched railroad tunnel. Two cars plunged into the chasm. Patricia Stepp, 32, of Prestonsburg and Terry Boyd, 20, of Langley escaped serious injury, but their cars were destroyed. Two lanes of the four-lane highway reopened in early November. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

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