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1951 Flood
1951 Flood
Title1951 Flood
DescriptionAerial view of barges stuck against the second Hannibal Bridge during the 1951 Flood.
Photo Label TextA view of the Armour, Swift and Burlington Bridge [believed to be 2nd Hannibal Bridge] looking south as it spans the Missouri River. These 3 empty barges escaped from their moorings and the bridge was swing open in an attempt to clear passage for these barges as it was feared they would demolish the bridge if they struck it. The mechanism failed and the result is shown. The obstruction which appears in the picture just right of the barges is a shoring leading to one of the bridge pillars. The Missouri River dike is shown across the upper portion.
Date1951
PhotographerUnknown
Item TypePhotograph, b/w, 11" x 14"
Collection1951 Flood Photographs (P15)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36847
LocationP15, Box 1, Photograph Number 11
Local SubjectAerials
Barges
Hannibal Bridge (second)
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode10010493
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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