Logansport, IN Bridge Collapses, June 1884

TWO MEN INSTANTLY KILLED BY THE FALLING OF A BRIDGE.

Logansport, Ind., June 27. -- At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a bridge on the Terre Haute and Logansport division of the Vandalia Road over the Wabash River gave way with a construction train, letting the engine and train into the river, a distance of thirty feet, instantly killing Engineer GRACE and Fireman SCOTT, both of whom resided in Terre Haute.
W. S. McDOWELL, a brakeman, was on the engine at the time it went down, and although it turned completely over and the other occupants were killed, he escaped injury. He was imprisoned under the debris for a time, and became freed only by diving several times beneath the broken timbers. JOHN STEVENS, another brakeman, living in this city, was badly crushed and may die. The two center spans of the bridge were the ones to collapse.

Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1884-06-28