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The Brooklyn Bridge Stampede

Friday, April 18, 2014

New York.—The Terrible Disaster at the New York Approach of the East River Bridge, May 30th. The Desperate Struggle for Life. From a Sketch by a Staff Artist.

Removing the Bodies of the Killed and Injured. From a Sketch by a Staff Artist.

From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, June 9, 1883. —Six days after the Brooklyn Bridge opened, a false rumor that the bridge was about to collapse caused a panicked stampede that killed at least a dozen people.