Suspension Bridge In 1845 approximately
300 people, mainly children, packed onto the suspension bridge that used to
span the River Bure. They wanted to catch a glimpse of a circus
stunt . A clown being pulled along the river in a tub by four geese. Tragically
their perfect day out turned into a scene from hell when the bridge’s
metal chains snapped. Screaming youngsters were plunged into the river below
and heavy beams from the bridge collapsed and crushed them to death in a watery
grave. 79 people died mainly children.