Archive for Friday, January 15, 2010

100 years ago: Heavy ice ruins takes out bridge

January 15, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 15, 1910: “Early this morning the ice gorge on the Kaw River took down three spans of the bridge at Lecompton with a huge crash. It was the only bridge that stood the 1903 flood and now it is wrecked by the heavy ice that has caused us so many problems with our power system due to the ice jams here preventing water flow for power use.”


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