Sunday, October 11, 2009

Damage By The Storm

The storm of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning was very destructive in the rural parts of the county. The streams have swollen so much as to carry away fences and bridges. The bridge over Duck Creek near the old fairground had the dirt washed away on its north side, of course weakening the structure. The bridge over Crow Creek on the Jersey Ridge road is carried away. The embankment at both ends of the bridge over the same stream on the Le Claire road was also washed away, and to get on the bridge a person must drive through two or three feet of water, and perhaps more now. The rain of yesterday has probably added much to the amount of damage done.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 18, 1862, p. 1

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