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Catskill, NY Bridge Collapses During Freshet, Oct 1903

CATSKILL BRIDGE COLLAPSES.

FIVE MEN GO DOWN WITH THE WRECK AND TWO OF THEM DROWN.

Catskill, Oct. 9 -- While a hundred spectators were on the lower village bridge to-day watching the most destructive freshet seen here in thirty years a brick barge broke from its fastenings and crashed into the bridge, carrying away the longest span. Five men went down with the mass of iron, and two of them -- CAPT. MICHAEL MORAN and WILLIAM DWYER -- were drowned. The others were swept ashore and escaped.
The village is without electric lights to-night, and the trolley road is tied up, owing to the freshet having put out the fires at the electric light station.

The New York Times New York 1903-10-10



article | by Dr. Radut