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Motor Pumping Engine But Slightly Damaged When Bridge Approach Gives Way

Issue 4 and Volume 60.

Motor Pumping Engine But Slightly Damaged When Bridge Approach Gives Way The accompanying illustrations were taken when a motor triple combination pumping engine of the Marshall, Tex., fire department, of which T. S. Coleman is chief, broke through the frail wood approach to the bridge over Little Cypress creek, when the apparatus was returning from a call for help from a neighboring city, Jefferson, on June 6. The bridge is four miles from Jefferson and fourteen miles from Marshall. The firemen, in command of Chief Coleman, had crossed the bridge at 4:35 o’clock in the morning in response to the call. On the return trip the wood approach on the Jefferson side gave way under the machine and dropped the rear of the car fourteen feet, leaving the front wheels resting on another section of the bridge which did not break. The apparatus is an American-La France No. 12 motor…

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