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Wooden Bridge Collapses In Ohio

On August 10, 1912 in Reading, Ohio Norwood contractor James McJoynt was hauling cinders in 3 wagons across Hatka’s covered wooden bridge, in Reading Ohio, spanning Clark Road connecting south Reading to Arlington Heights. The load was too heavy and the wooden bridge collapsed into the Mill Creek 25 feet below. The three African American men driving the wagons were injured while the horses, amazingly, were unhurt.

The remains of Hatka’s wooden bridge over Mill Creek
Reading, Ohio
August 10, 1912

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