Daily Archives: September 30, 2013

Cows Below!

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Old Mohawk Bridge.pngSchenectady, Oct. 14, 1857:

“The flooring of the old Mohawk bridge gave way this forenoon, precipitating about fifty head of cattle a distance of eighteen feet into the river. Only one of the cows was hurt. This is the first accident that has occurred since the building of the bridge, by Theodore Burr, in 1808. It is expected to be repaired by to-morrow morning.”

We’ve written about Burr’s old bridge between Schenectady and Scotia before.