Albion, New York: Marker: Albion Bridge Collapse of 1859 (Gone)

An understated historical marker headlined "Calamity" marks the spot where too many people once crowded onto a bridge to watch a tightrope walker.

Directions:
Just south of the canal bridge, on the west side of Hwy 98/Main St.
Hours:
August: Reported gone, marker missing.
Admission:
Free
Status:
Gone

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Marker: Albion Bridge Collapse of 1859

The marker seems to be missing, at least for now.

[Ryan, 08/20/2017]
Marker: Albion Bridge Collapse of 1859

On September 28, 1859, while watching a tightrope walker cross the Erie Canal, a wooden bridge collapsed under the weight of the crowd. 15 people were killed. Several others were injured, as well as horses.

[Tim Davis, 08/12/2016]

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