This Day in Failure: March 4

2001: A bridge across the Douro River in northern Portugal collapses, causing a bus and two cars to plunge 150 feet into the water below. The structure’s support pillars give way under pressure from river waters swollen by prolonged heavy rain.

1977: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Vrancea, Romania, killing 1,570 people and destroying 33,000 buildings.