Lucky escape for rail passengers when a bridge span collapses into the river at Zanesville, Ohio.
At around nine in the morning, one span of the Bollman railroad bridge across the Muskingum River at Zanesville, Ohio collapsed as a railroad train was crossing. Several cars, including at least one passenger car, were thrown towards the river. Initial fears of multiple deaths were unfounded although a good number of injuries was reported. (By John Osborne)
"Terrible Railroad Accident at Zanesville, Ohio," Evansville (IN) Journal, December 5, 1866, p. 5.