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While hundreds of spectators gathered at Albion to watch a tight-rope walker cross the Erie Canal just west of Main Street, the bridge they were standing on gave way, throwing man, woman, and child into the water.

Publication Date

7-29-2017

Volume

3

Issue

31

Publisher

County of Orleans

City

Albion

Keywords

Village of Albion, Orleans County, Erie Canal, Accidents

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

Main Street Bridge Was Site of Catastrophic Collapse in 1859

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