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400-ton rail bridge collapses trapping two men inside truck
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ramsess, Akili-Casundria
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Two men were trapped in their vehicle at Firestone Boulevard near Graham Avenue when a bridge support for the new light rail line between downtown L.A. and Long Beach collapsed this morning. Both men were only slightly injured, after a girder fell onto the road. Firefighters used the "jaws of life" to free one victim trapped in the wreckage. Cause of the collapse is under investigation. Photograph dated March 29, 1989.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 30 cm. on sheet 28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Concrete bridges--Accidents--California--Los Angeles County
Accident victims--California--Los Angeles County
Concrete bridges--Design and construction
Accidents--California--Los Angeles County
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles County
Rescues--California--Los Angeles County
Railroad bridges--California--Los Angeles County
Unincorporated areas--California--Los Angeles County
Florence (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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