Video: The West Gate Bridge Collapse, 50 years on

A section of the West Gate Bridge collapses in 1970, killing 35. (Photo: supplied)

Today marks 50 years since the collapse of the West Gate Bridge, a disaster which still ranks as Australia’s worst industrial accident.

The tragedy was a turning point in Australian workplaces and lead to the introduction of tougher health and safety laws. However, the horror of that day still haunts survivors. 

Video journalist Holly Stearnes reports on how the major anniversary will be marked this year.