Littleton, WV Suspension Bridge Collapse, Dec 1896


Wheeling, Dec. 23.---At Littleton a wire suspension bridge over a creek broke down while crowded with people returning from a church entertainment, and precipitated about forty people into the bed of the stream. Wilbert Hammond was instantly killed. Two others were probably fatally injured and eight or ten more were hurt, some seriously, others slightly.

The Aspen Weekly Times, Aspen, CO 26 Dec 1896