Historic old Bridge Burned.

Issue 3 and Volume 46.

Historic old Bridge Burned. The famous old wooden covered bridge across the Hudson River, between the upper section of Troy and Waterford, was totally destroyed by fire last week. It was the oldest bridge of the kind in the United States, was one of the landmarks and curiosities in that region. It was first opened for traffic in 1804, and had been in constant service ever since. The fire originated in the middle of the structure and is supposed to have been started from an electric wire, the insulation of which had worn away. As soon as the blaze was discovered the fire departments of Waterford and upper Troy were summoned, and, although every effort was made to stay the flames, the structure was in ruins in the course of an hour, the fire being fanned by a stiff breeze. The fire was one of the most spectacular that has…

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