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Large supporting structures tower over a smaller bridge connecting a dirt road.
The bridge's name was later changed to "Lilly Bridge".
Parts of the bridge are pictured in the Bluestone River waters below.
Part of the bridge fell during its construction in 1948. Steel pieces sit in the mouth of the Bluestone River.
Unidentified workers gather supplies and dress in proper gear. Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Large trucks sit below the construction. The support beams for the new bridge tower over the automobiles.
Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Workers make their way out into the water to repair the damage.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
The damage of the accident can be seen on the right. A small group of people observe from the dirt path below.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river.
A close-up look at the bent bridge steel.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River.
Ground view of the disaster.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
A close-up look at the bent bridge steel.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river.
An unidentified man climbs up the collapsed structure.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river.
Three men observe the damage after the span of the bridge collapsed into the mouth of the Bluestone River.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.