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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.
County of Orleans
Village of Albion, Orleans County, Erie Canal, Accidents
Public History | United States History
Ballard, Matthew R., "Main Street Bridge Was Site of Catastrophic Collapse in 1859" (2017). Pioneer Record. 32.