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BRIDGE COLLAPSE

SEBVICE CAR'S FALL ESCAPE OF THE DRIVER WORKMAN THROWN IN RIVER KAIMAI ROAD ACCIDENT [by telegraph —OWN correspondent] TAURANGA, Thursday Disaster overtook the MatamataTauranga service car at 10 o clock this morning when it reached the Mangahuruhuru bridge on the Kaimai road, which was damaged recently and had been repaired tcmporarilj'. As the car was passing over the bridge the span on the Tauranga side collapsed and precipitated the vehicle into the river, which is about four feet deep at this point. The bridge decking came away under the car and this kept the vehicle out of the water. There were no passengers. Mr. L. Radford, the driver, went down with the car, but escaped injury. A workman on the bridge was carried into the river when the collapse occurred a ( nd a large broken beam missed his head by inches. He was not injured. The service car was slightly damaged.

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXV, Issue 23030, 6 May 1938

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXV, Issue 23030, 6 May 1938

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