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ATTEMPT TO BURN A BRIDGE.

TIMELY DISCOVERY.

Palmebpton North, Nov. 24

Shortly before 3 o'clock on Sunday morning what appears to be deliberate attempt to burn the railway bridge over the Manawatu River at Longburn was discovered. The fire was discovered by the driver of the Auckland express a little after 3.80 Flames were noticed coming up between tbe sleepers at the northern end of the bridge, and the train was immediately pulled up. The fire had not obtained a good bold, and was immediately extinguished. The damage wa3 slight. There is enough evidence to show that the fire was not the result of an accident. Tho materials have been collected.

The Longburn bridge is a very long bridge over the Manawatu River near Longburn, where tbe river spreads over a wide expanse of shingle. If it were destroyed it would cut out communication between Wellington and Auckland on the main line, Train s would then bave to come over tb e

difficult and tedious Rimutaka and through the Manuwatu Gorge to Palmerston,

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ATTEMPT TO BURN A BRIDGE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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ATTEMPT TO BURN A BRIDGE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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