Monday, November 2, 1959 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Page 1, col. 6

Bridge destroyed

Special Despatch to The Globe.

Lindsay, Nov. 1.—A train crew with a tank of water was sent early today to prevent the spread of a fire that destroyed a wooden bridge on the Canadian National Railways Midland-Belleville main line five miles northwest of here.

Police believe the fire was started by Halloween pranksters. The 150-foot bridge blazed from end to end despite a heavy rainstorm. Damage was estimated at between $100,000 and $150,000.

Burning debris that fell on the right-of-way warped five lengths of rail, burned 40 ties and cut two telepgraph wires.

The last train to pass under the bridge was at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The track was cleared tonight in time for the 7:10 bound for Toronto.

S. H. Murdy, CNR Roadmaster, said damage in his division was heaviest for Halloweens night in 30 years. Six railway crossing signs were damaged in Scarboro and a toolhouse smashed in Agincourt.

Railways: C.N.Rys.

Stations: Agincourt