1875 : Ice Floe Collapses 5 Bridges in Lansing

April 1, 2023 all-day

On April 1, 1875, a hard winter left a huge ice floe that collapsed five bridges in Lansing.

The trouble started at Mineral Wells Bridge, which was newly constructed at the time. The ice floe took that bridge with it, and went on to collapse four more bridges. The Michigan Avenue Bridge was spared because it was constructed without a center support.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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