Wabash Bridge Memorial - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 47.138 W 090° 31.235
15S E 715358 N 4295908
Quick Description: Memorial to construction workers who were killed when a column of the bridge collapsed during the construction of the bridge across the Missouri River.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2012 8:07:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMDG3V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 3

Long Description:
The memorial is to eighteen men who were killed during construction of a railroad bridge across the Missouri River. The men were killed when this when this fifteen-foot section of column broke on November 11, 1870. The bridge was completed in May 1871 and was the first bridge spanning the Missouri River. The memorial to this disaster is located in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Charles.
Disaster Date: 11/11/1870

Memorial Sponsors: City of St. Charles

Disaster Type: Technological

Date of dedication: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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