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Bridge Failure Database

Porter's Draw timber railroad bridge, north of Pueblo, Colorado

Year 1904
Type Rail
Country United States (108)
Cause Natural hazard (Flooding)
Details 30 feet of floodwater that swept through the normally dry channel, washing out the county bridge. The bridge floated downstream and severely damaged the wooden railroad bridge. Train caused weakened bridge to collapse
Fatalities 97
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1900-1940
Continent North America
Reference http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2321126,00.html

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