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Location - The Quebec Bridge, Central section, ready for lifting into place, The bridge was built across the lower St Lawrence River between Sainte-Foy, and Lévis, Quebec, Canada.
Date - c. 1906
Size in mm (approx) - 138 X 88
Publishers - Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Limited, Montreal
Publisher's Card No. - 284
Un-used -
Condition - This card is apparently in good condition, but on closer inspection there are numerous creases in it, and a short tear at the top (0.8Cm) Looking at it face on, it looks quite good  - There are six cards in this series which are also listed under Accidents & Disasters
Further Information - The building of this Road, Rail, and Pedestrian bridge was commenced in 1903, and continued for 16 years. Unfortunately, during this period it made a reputation of being the bridge build which has cost more lives than any other to this day. It suffered a major collapse involving one of the side spans and the central section when 75 workers were killed in the collapse. Nine years later when the central section (7000 tons) was being lifted into place, there was a fault with the lifting machinery, and the whole section fell into the river, where it still lies. Currently (2017) this "National Historic Site of Canada" has an elegant new bridge alongside, but is presently suffering from bad CORROSION, and no one wants to pay for it to be PAINTED. A third accident looks to be on the cards - at least no one will be on it then. 

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