Fall of a Bridge - Struggle for life. The Halfpenny Bridge Disaster, Widcombe, Bath 1877
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London illustrated News June 16th 1877 showing the horror of the tragedy that struck as the wooden bridge collapsed carrying people across the river. 10 people lost their lives and 50 were injured. The footbridge was overcrowded with people who had come on an excursion train from Weymouth to visit the Bath & West Centenary Show on 6th June 1877.
Loose box Illustrated London News June 16 1877 detail
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