Canadian Northern Train Bridge Collapse in Saskatoon in 1912

SK Archives Photo S-B8570

On March 4, 1912, the first span of the Canadian Northern Railway bridge in Saskatoon collapsed, taking with it a passenger coach from a train south-bound for Regina. The second last coach hung precariously over the end of the second span. The first span and the sleeper coach crashed to the ice 57 feet below.  Twelve passengers were injured, two suffering serious injuries.