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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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Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Photograph also used in articles dated March 29, 1989 and April 5, 1989.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated March 28, 1989 reads, "Crunch time: Construction workers and firefighters stand around pickup truck, buried by rubble, at Firestone Boulevard near Graham Avenue where a bridge support for the new light rail line between downtown L.A. and Long Beach collapsed this morning, trapping two men in their vehicle. 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 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
Rescues--California--Los Angeles County
Fire fighters--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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