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Bussey Bridge Wreck Photos

Photos of the horrific railroad accident at Bussey Bridge in West Roxbury on  March 14, 1887. 37 people were killed when the bridge collapsed under the 7th through 9th passengers cars of a Boston & Providence train heading to Boston. The wooden coaches were literally splintered into pieces. The cause of the disaster was rusted iron hangers in a poorly designed bridge.


The Bussey Bridge
The Bussey Bridge
Bussey Bridge First Three Cars
First Three Cars
Bussey Bridge Destroyed Cars
7th, 8th, & 9th Passenger Cars
Map of Bussey Bridge
Bussey Bridge Map
Bussey Bridge Broken Hangers
Design of Hangers that Failed

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