Title: 1951 Flood

Description: Aerial view of barges stuck against the second Hannibal Bridge during the 1951 Flood.

Photo Label Text: A 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.

Date: 1951

Photographer: Unknown

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 11" x 14"

Collection: 1951 Flood Photographs (P15)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36847

Location: P15, Box 1, Photograph Number 11

Local Subject: Aerials; Barges; Hannibal Bridge (second)

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10010493

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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