Bangor Images

 

Creator

A. K. Dole

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Subject Date

1871-09-10

Description

When the mail train to Bangor hit the Tin Bridge on the evening of 9 August, 1871 running fast, the old bridge-- later found riddled with dry rot-- collapsed. Five cars were sent off the tracks and down the embankment, and two people were killed. The next day, thousands of spectators began to arrive at the scene. This picture shows the back of the bridge, the fallen truss lying on the ground and the back of a carriage ripped open, as well as a selection of spectators.

Collection Name

Vickery Stereo photo Collection

Keywords

Tin Bridge, Tin Bridge Wreck, Maine Central Railroad Company, Train Accident, Railroad accidents, Train Wreck, Railroad bridges, bridges, bridge failures

Location

Bangor, Penobscot County, ME

Medium

stereo photo, stereograph

Dimensions

8.7 x 17.5 cm

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Keywords

Tin Bridge, Tin Bridge Wreck, Maine Central Railroad Company, Train Accident, Railroad accidents, Train Wreck, Railroad bridges, bridges, bridge failures

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