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In western New York State, a bridge collapses under an express train, killing one and injuring several

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Just west of Salamanca in the western New York county of Cattaraugus, a small bridge on the Atlantic and Great Western Railway partially collapsed as an express train was passing over it.  One passenger car and the baggage car fell into a stream fifteen feet below.  The baggage car was severely damaged and a newspaper employee killed. The U.S. Mail handler aboard and the baggage master were also severely injured.  No passengers were seriously hurt. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
'Railroad Accident," New York Times, May 20, 1863, p. 1.