Easton, PA Storm, Jan 1889

Thrilling Experiences on a Suspension Bridge.

EASTON, Pa., Jan. 10. -- The wind blew great gales here last night, but no serious damage was done. Over the Lehigh river at this place is the largest foot suspension bridge in this country. It was severely tried by the gale, and those on it had thrilling experiences, only saving themselves by twisting legs and arms around the guard-rails. OSCAR WOLFRAM was blown off the bridge, but landed in deep water and escaped injury.

The Saturday Herald Decatur, Illinois 1889-01-12

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Easton, PA Storm, Jan 1889

A View From a Bridge.

EASTON, Pa., January 10.----Twenty five men were on the suspension bridge here last night during the storm when the heavy wire guy rope was broken causing the bridge to sway and shake heavily. One of the two men, Oscar Wolfram was blown from the bridge to the canal below, a distance of about eighty feet. He swam ashore and is now confined to his bed. Two other men caught the railing while going down and held on until the storm had passed. Others lay down on the bridge and had their hands and knees badly bruised and blistered in holding on to the railing. None of them, however, were seriously injured, and left the bridge in safety after the storm had passed.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 11 Jan 1889