Calvary, KY Train Collapses Railroad Bridge, Jun 1900


Bridge Collapses on Louisville and Nashville—Two Men Killed.

Lebanon, Ky., June 20.—Train No. 79, over a branch of the Louisville & Nashville railroad, running to Greensburg, near Calvary, met (met) with a terrible accident yesterday afternoon. A bridge over Rolling Fork collapsed and the engine, baggage, express car, and a combination coach fell twenty-five feet into the river. The day coach remained standing on the rock pier.

James Houston of Pine Hill and George Mullins of Mount Vernon were instantly killed. John Newland, William Adams, Wash Cabel and Archibald Brown, bridge-men; Charles Andes of Altamont, L. W. Hagan, baggage master of Greensburg, C. Hobson, a brakeman; Edward Smith, engineer; H. H. Martin, Glen Spalding, a passenger, of Lebanon, Ky., and Prof. C. K. Crawford of Danville were injured.

New Haven Register, New Haven, CT 20 Jun 1900