Brocksburg, NE Ice Gorge Takes Out Bridge, Several Drown, Mar 1917


Ice Gorge Tears Out Structure in Nebraska.

Brocksburg, Neb.,--Three persons were drowned, one seriously injured and several others slightly injured when an ice gorge swept out a bridge over the Keya Paha river near here Saturday night.

The dead:
MRS. WAKEFIELD, age 70, Brocksburg.
SYLVIA WALES, 16, Gregory, S. D.
JUDSON STEWART, 45, farmer, Brocksburg.

Mrs. Arnold Hudson was seriously injured.

Twenty persons were on the bridge watching the ice when the gorge suddenly struck and the bridge went down. Those near the end of the bridge ran to safety, but several near the center were unable to escape.

The Genesee News, Genesee, ID 30 Mar 1917