On August 17, 1988, at about 1:00 a.m. e.d.t., a 85 foot section of the 275 foot long S.R. 675 bridge over the Pocomoke River fell about 30 feet into the river after two pile bents supporting the bridge collapsed. Witness reports indicated that the bridge may have been sagging before the collapse and no vehicles were involved in the collapse sequence. The weather was clear and dry, and water conditions were reported to be calm.