Albany, NY Railroad Bridge Collapse, Aug 1848
SAD ACCIDENT---As the passengers by the noon train were about landing from the Boston on the bridge at the foot of Maiden lane, it gave way, by which several persons were more or less injured. GEORGE EUGAN, a hand on board of the Boston was seriously if not dangerously injured. The accident was caused by the crowding of the bridge by runners and hackmen, by which the timbers through which the chain passed, were broken off, which cause the bridge to full to the water's edge.
Albany Evening Journal, Albany, NY 18 Aug 1848