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100 years ago

November 4, 1915

Bridge Collapses

The fifty-foot span of steel across Spring creek, a mile south of Saratoga, collapsed Monday, when the work of finishing the flooring was in progress. The I beams and stress iron on the west side gave away first and the bridge gradually went down until it rested in the creek, twisting nearly every iron in the structure. It was loaded with about 25 to 30 tons of green concrete, which is given as the cause for the buckling. It is stated by the bridge people that after the floor had set that this would be impossible, but the green concrete weig...



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