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Lucky escape for rail passengers when a bridge span collapses into the river at Zanesville, Ohio.

Railroad Accident, Muskingum River Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio, December 4, 1866, artist's impression.
12/04/1866

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)

Source Citation: 

"Terrible Railroad Accident at Zanesville, Ohio," Evansville (IN) Journal, December 5, 1866, p. 5.

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