Hawksbill bridge breaks

Luray museum

October 6, 1887 — On show day as Mrs. Joseph Bell, Mrs. Filmore Kline, and her sister, Miss Smith, and Mr. David Ingram, were crossing the foot bridge over the Hawksbill, opposite the Masonic Hall, on Water Street, one span gave way, precipitating the whole party into the water.

Mrs. Bell was quite severely hurt, receiving an ugly wound on the head.

The rest of the party escaped unhurt. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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