1903 - CATSKILL BRIDGE COLLAPSES. FIVE MEN GO DOWN WITH THE WRECK AND TWO OF THEM DROWN.
Catskill, Oct. 9 - While a hundred spectators were on the lower village bridge to-day watching the most destructive freshet seen here in thirty years a brick barge broke from its fastenings and crashed into the bridge, carrying away the longest span. Five men went down with the mass of iron, and two of them - CAPT. MICHAEL MORAN and WILLIAM DWYER - were drowned. The others were swept ashore and escaped.
The village is without electric lights to-night, and the trolley road is tied up, owing to the freshet having put out the fires at the electric light station.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 10, 1903
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