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   Falls View Bridge collapse at Niagara Falls - ice conditions one day prior to the collapse (image/jpeg)
Title Falls View Bridge collapse at Niagara Falls - ice conditions one day prior to the collapse
Type  Still Image
Medium  Black and white photograph
Extent  10.42 x 5.25 cm
Collection  Niagara Falls Public Library Digital Collections
Created  January 27, 1938.
Notes  A massive ice jam in January 1938 brought down the Upper Steel Arch Bridge. Traffic on the bridge was halted at 4 a.m. on January 27 and a death watch began. Bruce Leslie wrote in the Niagara Falls Review "at 9:30 o'clock the whole ice jam surrounding the rest of the wreckage shifted. Huge channels of water appeared ...At about 3:45 o'clock the final section broke away and floated down river...As it floated down river those watching on the gorge bank had to run to keep up with the speed of the river current moving the massive piece of ice which carried what remained of the bridge. It sank into the water opposite Otter Street on the Canadian side and Elmwood Avenue on the American side ;
Subject  Bridges - Fallsview/Honeymoon/Upper Steel Arch
  Niagara River - Ice
Provenance  In the personal collection of Pat and Gary Ward
Place Name  Niagara (river)
  Niagara Falls (inhabited place)
Source  Niagara Falls (Ont.) Public Library
Record ID  282278
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 412px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization Colour Scan
Equipment Microtek ScanMaker i900
Date 2007-08-24

 

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