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In Years Past

January 28, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, passengers on the Warren and Jamestown Street Railway unknowingly risked injury Saturday evening. It was noticed early in the evening that each time the heavy cars thundered over the bridge across Jackson Run at Venturetown there was a pronounced sag and spring in their smooth locomotion. Curiosity was expressed but it was not until early Sunday morning that it was found that one of the steel girders supporting the bridge from underneath had been broken in two. Had not the rails and other parts of the structure possessed sufficient strength to carry the ponderous cars over the bridge, the passengers would doubtless have been precipitated into the icy waters of the creek beneath, which at this time of the year was running full.



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