- The Quebec Bridge, showing the Main Support on which the bridge rests.
The bridge was built across the lower St Lawrence River between Sainte-Foy,
and Lévis, Quebec, Canada. The men are completely dwarfed by the structure|
|Size in mm
(approx) - 138 X 88|
Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Limited,
|Publisher's Card No.
Very Good -
Corners lightly bumped - - There are six cards in this series
which are also listed under Accidents & Disasters|
- 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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