Mr. Stephen Hulin, of this township, was crossing a bridge east of S.W. Bryan's place with a binder last Tuesday, having three horses attached to the tongue and two in the lead. The bridge broke down by the weight of the three horses, leaving the two horses in the lead on one side of a deep chasm, and the binder on the other with the three tongue horses hanging partly suspended by the harness in the ditch. Mr. Hulin succeeded in getting them out by cutting the harness, but received some severe but not dangerous bruises in doing so.
The bridge had been in a dangerous condition for some time and should have been repaired.