Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Engineer Litrobe” in article pos=81 of The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...s heard, caused by the explosion of mines under the centre span.
In one hour the entire structure was in ruins and fell into the river.
This was a noble work, one thousand feet long, built by Engineer Litrobe but ten years since, in the most scientific manner.
It had six spans, and was built at heavy outlay.
The damage to property has not ended here, but the railroad company and the United States ...
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