Birmingham, AL Cahaba River Bridge Train Wreck, May 1908


Bridge Over Cahaba River Knocked Down But No Lives Lost.

Birmingham, May 19.---(Special.)---The steel bridge over Cahaba River, about fifteen miles east of Birmingham, was knocked down early this morning when several cars in freight train No. 36, eastbound, became derailed and ran on the cross ties. Eight cars went into the river. No lives were lost but traffic was delayed all day. A broken flange on one of the cars in the freight train caused the wreck. A large force of men was put to work repairing the bridge. In the meantime the track of the Southern Railway was used between Weems and Henry Ellen.

The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 20 May 1908