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3 PICs, Engine Thru The Bridge & getting It Out

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:15:44 PM
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Photo 3 PICs, Engine Thru The Bridge & getting It Out

Here are 3 pictures just aquired by our Western Kenosha County (WI) Historical Society of a engine fallen thru the bridge over the Fox river at Wilmot, WI in 1919. The engine belonged to Ben Kanis.

First picture is just after it happened. Not as bad as some who have fallen completly thru a bridge.

Second shows how they took telephone poles across the top irons of the bridge and pulled it up a ways. (wonder how they did it?)

Third picture shows 4 strands of cable onto the engine and maybe hooked to another engine or tractor. What kind of engine is it?
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Default Re: 3 PICs, Engine Thru The Bridge & getting It Out

Reeves. Definitley a Reeves. I'd guess a 16-65, but I might be wrong.

Neat sequence! I wonder what happened to that engine? (probably a not-so-pretty end)
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