Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sandusky Bay Bridge Snowbound in 1936

An Associated Press article which appeared on the front page of the January 24, 1936 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Ohio had been hit with the most intense cold wave in half a century on January 23, 1936. Eighteen deaths related to the cold were caused by exposure, heart attacks, fire. An Ohio couple from Springfield died from carbon monoxide poisoning, as they attempted to keep warm with a gas stove that was improperly ventilated.

Snow drifts of 14 -15 feet closed the Sandusky Bay Bridge to all traffic. Here, several individuals are shoveling through the massive snow drifts:

A bulldozer is used to clear the snowbound bridge:

Ice fishing shanties can be seen in the distance in the image below:

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