There is a video in the Saint Louis Science Center that discusses the science behind the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse.
The science center video is narrated, and to add some drama to the dry theory of why the bridge fell, it tells the story of the last man to drive on the bridge, which you can read here. Short version: man is driving a family dog to his daughter, bridge begins to collapse, man runs ... and the narration ends with the dog dying. No details. Just, oh, that dog we mentioned, kids? It died.
Evidently introducing children to the mistreatment of dogs is a Saint Louis thing. I saw this at the new Arch museum: