Widcombe Bridge in its original state 1877
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Widcombe Bridge in its original state 1877

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Description

Reprinted from the Bath and Cheltenham Gazette, June 13th 1877. The timber-built halfpenny bridge collapsed under the sheer weight of people crossing to the Bath & West Centenary Show at Alexandra Park. 10 people lost their lives and 50 were injured. The people had come on an excursion train from Weymouth. A steel replacement was put in place afterwards and still stands today.
 

Image Reference

24981
 

Collection Reference

O12 / 494
 

Original Width (mm)

160
 

Original Height (mm)

108
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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