Duluth, MN - WI fall from bridge, Mar 1907


To fall a distance of 25 feet and bound from the ground like a rubber ball without resulting in injury to himself is the novel experience that a structural iron worker named McGuire, who is employed in building the steel bridge across the Nemadji river between Saunders and Allouez, was reported to have gone through yesterday. So soon as McGuire got through rebounding from the ground he returned to his work on top of the bridge, but in a couple of hours complained of being stiffened up a bit and went home.

At the time McGuire took his tumble he was reaching out for a piece of iron that was being thrown to him by a fellow employe. In his downward flight his lower limbs took a slanting position and he struck the earth in a sitting posture. McGuire's escape from instant death was considered miraculous by those who witnessed the fall.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Mar 1907