The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge opens for rail traffic

The first train rumbled across the 825 foot long Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge in New York.  It was the first railway bridge of its kind in country, designed and built by John Augustus Roebling, and had been open for other traffic for some months. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 267.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Business/Industry
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