Irondale, OH Trains Cause Bridge Collapse, Mar 1904

MEN GO DOWN WITH BRIDGE AND DROWN.

SIX TRAINMEN ARE VICTIMS OF RESULT OF A CLOUDBURST.

Cleveland, Ohio, March 5. -- Six men were drowned and four others injured, as a result of the collapse of a bridge, spanning Yellow Creek, near Irondale, on the Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad today. Ten men were on two locomotives that attempted to cross the bridge close together.
The dead:
J. F. MAAS, engineman.
J. J. HENDERSON, fireman.
GEORGE PHILLIPS, conductor.
THOMAS KERR, fireman's apprentice.
T. J. COONTZ, brakeman.
A. J. KING, flagman.
Of the eleven men making up the crews of the two engines, all went down except one man left at one end of the bridge as a flagman. The bridge had been weakened by a cloudburst that occurred Thursday. The engines had hauled out two work trains and were returning to Wellsville for water when the accident occurred.

St. Paul Globe Minnesota 1904-03-06