Camden, SC Bridge Collapses, Aug 1908
BRIDGE FALLS, TWO DIE.
UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD IN SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES.
Charleston, S. C., Aug. 25. -- A special from Camden, S.C., tonight tells of the washing away by floods of the of the Wateree bridge at that place and the loss of two lives. There were a number of persons on the bridge at the time.
GEORGE RABON, a farmer, of Camden, and a boy named HINSON, who were in a wagon, were swept away by the current and have not been seen since.
Reports from Spartansburg and Anderson Counties tell of unprecedented rains in the Piedmont section of the state. It is estimated that $150,000 will not cover the damage to bridges in Spartanburg County, a dozen or more having been washed away early in the afternoon.
It is reported that the great dam across Lawson's Fork at Whitney Mill, three miles north of Spartansburg, has gone down in the floods. Railroad transportation is at a standstill, the tracks being blocked by landslides and washouts. Rain is still falling and the situation is critical.
New York Tribune 1908-08-26