Towanda, PA Bridge Collapses Beneath Train, Jun 1904

BRIDGE COLLAPSES BENEATH A TRAIN

WEST SPAN OF LEHIGH VALLEY STRUCTURE OVER RIVER AT TOWANDA GIVES WAY UNDER CARS

Special to The Inquirer.

TOWANDA, Pa., June 6.—The entire west span of the big Lehigh Valley bridge across the Susquehanna at this point collapsed at noon today under a freight train. The train men escaped with the exception of Conductor Gillespie, who was badly cut about the head.

Five cars were demolished. The entire through train service of the Lehigh Valley is being sent over the Lackawanna between Waverly, N. Y., and Pittston Junction, Pa., while the local service is transferred at East Towanda, Pa.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 7 Jun 1904