Michigan City, IN Ship Hits Bridge, July 1910

FRANKLIN STREET BRIDGE COLLAPSES AFTER ACCIDENT WITH STEAMER.

Michigan City, Ind., June 25. -- When the lake steamer United States crashed into the Franklin street bascule bridge yesterday evening at 4 o'clock the impact sent the heavy crossing structure into the waters, carrying down with it the tug Elphicke and wrecking portions of three rear decks of the crowded steamer.
Two hundred and fifty Indianapolis excursionists were in the crowd and the fact that no lives were lost is considered almost marvelous.

The Indianapolis Star Indiana 1910-06-26