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Archive for November 26th, 2016

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, November 26, 1911

Insecure steel structure of Columbia & Puget Sound railway plunges into Cedar River at Maple Valley

Gilbert Thompson goes down with it

Wash out of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway and Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad bridge at Maple Valley.

Wash out of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway and Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad bridge at Maple Valley.

Having rested on one abutment since the preceding Sunday, when high waters carried away the concrete support on the opposite side of the river, the steel bridge of the Columbia & Puget Sound railway, 137 feet long, slid forward from the remaining support yesterday morning and plunged into Cedar River at Maple Valley, carrying at least one man to his death and injuring nine others. (more…)

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