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DESTINY DAYS OF AUSTRIA 3:
COLLAPSE OF THE REICHSBRÜCKE AND LAUDA'S ACCIDENT
Hardly any other day is as present in Austria's collective memory as 1 August 1976.
In the new episode of the series "Austria's Fateful Days" we look back on this Sunday, when in the early hours of the morning the Vienna Reichsbrücke collapsed into the Danube and almost 10 hours later the Austrian Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda had a serious fire accident on the Nuremberg Ring track.
With never-before-seen private archives and numerous eyewitness interviews, we paint a detailed picture of the events surrounding this fateful day and beyond, as the weeks following 1 August are marked by amazement and speculation.