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Bridge - Notable Historical Events

Constantine the GreatOct 28, 312

William WallaceSep 11, 1297

NapoleonMay 10, 1796

George VJun 6, 1921

BradmanJun 17, 1930

FDRAug 18, 1938

Alec GuinnessOct 2, 1957

Elizabeth IIMar 17, 1973

Ian BothamJul 28, 1977

Howard SternFeb 7, 1994

Scarlett JohanssonDec 28, 2009

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Bridge - Historical Events
Date Event
312-10-28

Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

637-10-30

Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge.

1066-09-25

The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings.

1091-10-23

Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge

1216-10-12

King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1297-09-11

Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English

1357-07-09

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.

1459-10-12

Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated

1497-06-17

Battle of Deptford Bridge - forces under King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael An Gof.

1626-04-25

Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld

1654-05-03

Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals

1679-06-22

Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots

1708-12-31

Great Alliance captures Bridge

1715-08-01

First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)

1777-08-28

American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.

1777-09-03

Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1796-05-10

Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

1806-01-30

The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.

1826-01-30

The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

1829-12-21

1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

1831-04-14

Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.

1831-08-01

London Bridge opens to traffic

1842-01-02

1st US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn

1846-01-31

After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1850-03-05

The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.

1855-01-23

The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.

1855-03-08

1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

1855-04-21

1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia

1859-05-04

The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.

1862-05-24

Westminster Bridge across Thames opens

1862-06-26

Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge)

1862-09-25

Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee

1863-05-17

Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS

1864-02-04

Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi

1864-05-08

Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)

1864-05-11

Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)

1864-06-10

Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)

1864-06-15

Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va

1864-06-17

640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished

1865-03-06

Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida

1865-04-06

Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war;

1870-01-03

Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883

1871-11-23

Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens

1873-08-23

Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens

1877-02-20

1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1879-12-28

North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scot)

1881-06-24

200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico

1883-05-24

Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland

1883-05-30

Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12

1883-12-20

Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls

1885-05-08

Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl

1886-07-23

Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge

1890-03-04

The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.

1894-06-30

London's Tower Bridge opens

1895-02-04

1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago

1897-02-17

Emilio Aguinaldo and a group of katipuneros defeat Spanish forces led by General Camilo de Polavieja at the Battle of Zapote Bridge in Cavite

1900-10-04

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG)

1903-12-19

Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan

1904-08-07

Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96

1904-10-27

IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel (Bkln bridge-145 & Bdwy)

1906-05-26

Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.

1906-08-29

Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die

1906-09-12

The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.

1907-08-29

The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.

1909-03-30

Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens

1911-10-25

London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate

1914-07-09

1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY

1916-09-11

The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.

1917-12-03

After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.

1921-06-06

Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

1927-06-01

Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens

1927-08-07

Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated

1928-05-07

Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)

1928-06-29

The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

1930-06-17

Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

1930-09-15

1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England

1931-02-20

Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge

1931-10-24

George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey dedicated, opens the next day

1932-03-19

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

1933-01-05

Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side

1933-02-26

Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field

1933-04-07

University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic

1933-07-04

Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge

1935-09-13

Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.

1936-06-16

Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge

1936-07-11

Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens

1936-11-12

Oakland Bay Bridge opens

1936-11-18

Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined

1937-05-26

San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens

1937-05-27

Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated

1937-05-28

Golden Gate Bridge in SF opens to vehicular traffic

1937-07-07

Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

1937-07-15

Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China

1938-06-10

Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge

1938-06-11

England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge

1938-06-13

Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge

1938-06-14

Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1938-08-18

FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

1938-12-29

Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins

1939-04-29

Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens

1940-07-02

Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated

1940-11-07

Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash

1944-03-20

Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16

1944-09-10

Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"

1944-09-21

Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders

1944-12-02

US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar

1945-03-10

Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine

1948-04-27

Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River

1948-06-12

Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1949-10-04

American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out

1950-07-22

Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge

1950-11-13

US win 1st world championship bridge contest

1951-12-01

Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds

1953-06-11

Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge

1955-06-09

Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge

1955-09-29

Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC

1955-12-14

Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic

1956-09-02

Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)

1957-07-05

Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge

1957-10-02

"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released

1957-11-01

World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)

1958-03-26

30th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

1958-06-26

Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated

1958-09-24

1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia

1959-05-30

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.

1960-08-24

60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

1963-08-28

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

1963-10-12

At 4 am, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck

1964-04-15

Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)

1964-06-04

Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48

1964-09-04

Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)

1964-11-21

World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)

1965-02-01

Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

1965-12-15

Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde

1966-06-30

Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless

1966-08-06

Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)

1966-09-08

The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

1967-11-06

Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15

1967-12-15

Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hr, 34 die

1967-12-15

The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.

1968-02-11

Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY

1968-04-18

London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)

1968-07-03

As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-10-19

Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars

1970-02-28

Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge

1970-05-23

A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.

1970-09-07

Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado

1970-10-15

Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35

1971-03-16

13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win

1971-07-01

Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off

1971-12-14

Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure

1972-11-26

Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O'Connell Bridge House in Dublin

1973-03-17

Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

1973-06-12

Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440

1973-10-30

The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.

1974-11-26

Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal

1975-01-05

14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

1975-05-27

Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38

1976-05-19

Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge

1976-12-13

Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur

1977-07-28

Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

1979-02-13

Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm

1980-05-09

35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge

1981-06-06

A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

1981-06-18

Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge

1981-07-01

Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam

1981-07-17

Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens

1982-01-04

Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm

1982-01-13

Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78

1982-06-19

The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.

1982-07-24

Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.

1983-06-28

Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3

1985-03-04

War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"

1986-06-06

Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself

1988-07-03

The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.

1988-07-31

32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.

1988-12-09

The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.

1989-08-10

Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1990-03-27

The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.

1991-04-07

George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00

1993-07-03

Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge

1993-08-27

The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.

1993-11-09

Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.

1994-02-07

Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

1994-10-21

Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1995-08-12

Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

1996-03-24

MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way

1996-09-27

The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

1996-11-19

The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world

1997-05-31

The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.

1997-07-22

The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

1997-12-14

"View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC

1998-02-28

"View From the Bridge," closes at Criterion Theater NYC

1998-03-29

Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe

2000-07-01

The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.

2001-03-04

Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.

2003-07-10

A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong.

2004-12-14

The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.

2005-03-03

Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.

2005-08-31

A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

2007-05-13

Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.

2007-08-01

The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

2009-12-28

Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"

2012-05-04

14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

2012-05-13

Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people

2012-08-24

Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people

2013-07-28

39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy

2013-10-13

109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in  Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India

2013-12-27

29 people are killed after a bus plunged off the Huay Tong Bridge, Thailand

2014-02-24

7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam

2015-12-14

Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 41 dead

2015-12-14

Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 43 dead

2016-10-16

Four killed after truck flies off San Diego bridge onto festival below

2017-06-04

Militants plough van into crowd on London Bridge, stab others on street

2017-06-05

ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

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Bridge - Notable Birthdays

George WestinghouseOct 6, 1846

Alec GuinnessApr 2, 1914

Billy JoelMay 9, 1949

Bridge - Birthdays
Date Event
1660-08-21

Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building

1806-06-12

John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)

1820-05-23

James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)

1829-01-18

Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)

1840-03-31

Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground

1842-06-24

Ambrose Bierce, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1844-12-05

John Frederick Bridge, composer

1846-10-06

George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

1847-08-27

Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge

1850-01-18

Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York

1856-12-28

Woodrow Wilson, Our Bridge of Ships

1870-01-09

Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)

1874-9-18

Anker Larsen, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1876-07-29

Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)

1879-02-26

Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten

1879-02-26

Frank Bridge, Clouds of Glory: William and Dorothy

1879-03-26

Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)

1879-05-27

Lucile Watson, Waterloo Bridge

1880-03-02

Charles Darvas, The Bridge

1881-12-31

Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)

1882-07-11

Ruth Handforth, Waterloo Bridge

1883-11-22

Jeff Davis, The Bridge of Sighs

1884-07-06

Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge

1886-06-11

David Steinman, NYC, bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough)

1889-06-10

Sessue Hayakawa, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1889-10-16

Loie Bridge, Octavius and Me

1890-06-10

Sessue Hayakawa, Japan, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)

1891-02-26

Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)

1892-01-14

Anthony Jochim, The Girl on the Bridge

1892-10-09

Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

1896-09-16

Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist

1899-07-21

Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)

1901-03-04

Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)

1901-03-04

Charles Goren, Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

1901-11-11

Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)

1903-05-15

Alfons Teuber, The Bridge

1906-06-15

Johan te Slaa, A Bridge Too Far

1906-11-24

Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)

1907-08-16

Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)

1908-03-17

Jack Hildyard, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1909-02-25

Wolfgang Stumpf, The Bridge

1909-9-02

Carl Otto Bartning, The Bridge

1909-9-20

Angela Martelli, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1910-02-12

Georgette Reyevski, A Bridge Too Far

1910-02-27

Wolfgang Preiss, A Bridge Too Far

1910-04-06

William J. Kelly, Bridge to the Sun

1910-07-08

Hans Elwenspoek, The Bridge

1910-10-18

Albertus "Bert" Botterman, actor (Bridge Too Far)

1910-10-18

Bertus Botterman, A Bridge Too Far

1910-9-09

Oskar Nekut, The Last Bridge

1911-01-14

Hans-Martin Majewski, The Bridge

1911-10-24

Cecil F. Ford, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1912-03-13

Joan Bridge, The Red Shoes

1912-05-13

Thelma Hardwick, Hot Bridge

1912-06-05

Ruth Hausmeister, The Bridge

1912-12-25

Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist

1912-12-31

John Frost, A Bridge Too Far

1913-02-02

Eleanor Stewart, Waterloo Bridge

1913-08-08

Paula Dvorak, The Last Bridge

1913-08-28

John Terence Reese, bridge master

1913-11-20

Thomas Phipps, The Girl on the Bridge

1913-12-02

Virginia Carroll, Waterloo Bridge

1913-12-31

Bohuslav Kulic, The Bridge at Remagen

1914-02-22

Warren Tute, The Forth Road Bridge

1914-04-02

Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)

1914-08-04

Paul de Roubaix, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1914-12-09

Harry V. Knapp, The Bridge at Remagen

1914-12-24

Frances MacInerney, Waterloo Bridge

1914-9-20

Ken Hechler, The Bridge at Remagen

1915-02-07

Anthony Mendleson, A Bridge Too Far

1915-03-19

Fritz Wagner, The Bridge

1915-04-28

Peter Williams, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1915-05-16

Trude Breitschopf, The Bridge

1915-08-21

Hermine Diethelm, The Last Bridge

1915-10-15

Carl Szokoll, The Last Bridge

1916-10-30

Heinz Spitzner, The Bridge

1916-11-08

Miriam Brickman, A Bridge Too Far

1917-04-25

Maria Bibikov, The Girl on the Bridge

1917-05-18

James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)

1917-05-28

Tony Van Bridge, Judge

1917-06-14

John W. Mitchell, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1917-10-22

Harold Goodwin, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1917-11-04

Virginia Field, Waterloo Bridge

1917-12-06

Tony Hibbert, The Real Bridge Too Far

1918-04-17

William Holden, Ill, actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB)

1918-04-17

William Holden, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1918-05-30

Judy Judd, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1919-02-14

Otto Pischinger, The Last Bridge

1919-06-26

Donald M. Ashton, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1920-02-04

Janet Waldo, Waterloo Bridge

1920-07-31

Percy Herbert, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1920-12-17

C.V. Wood, The Special London Bridge Special

1920-9-08

Lawrence LeShan, On the Bridge

1921-01-24

Eva Vaitl, The Bridge

1921-10-21

Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

1921-10-21

Malcolm Arnold, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1921-9-24

Václav Neuzil, The Bridge at Remagen

1922-02-04

Michael Mansfeld, The Bridge

1922-02-28

Peter Taylor, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1922-05-22

Chen Bai, Under the Bridge

1923-01-22

Rolf Jahncke, The Bridge at Remagen

1923-02-21

James Yagi, Bridge to the Sun

1923-03-02

Orrin Keepnews, Dumbarton Bridge

1923-03-20

Jacques Vertan, Girl on the Bridge

1923-06-07

Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion

1923-07-09

Elio Carniel, The Last Bridge

1923-07-21

Henny Alma, A Bridge Too Far

1923-12-03

Karl de Groof, The Last Bridge

1924-04-08

Günter Pfitzmann, The Bridge

1924-05-29

Wolf Witzemann, The Last Bridge

1924-06-28

Peter Scharff, The Bridge

1924-08-17

Evan S. Connell, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1925-05-01

Robert Dane, The Girl on the Bridge

1925-05-20

Walter Regelsberger, The Last Bridge

1925-05-28

Heinz Reincke, The Bridge at Remagen

1926-06-09

Jimmy Gourley, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1926-07-26

Andy Knott, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1927-11-20

Walter Kohut, A Bridge Too Far

1927-12-18

Rom Harré, There Is a Bridge

1928-07-04

Pierre Danny, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1928-07-05

Milton Abel, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1928-10-25

Marion Ross, Albert Lea Mn, actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge)

1929-03-07

Manfred Gregor, The Bridge

1929-9-20

Hans von Borsody, A Bridge Too Far

1931-04-22

Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)

1931-04-22

Siem Vroom, A Bridge Too Far

1931-05-10

Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal

1931-06-16

Pavle Mincic, The Last Bridge

1931-12-11

Etienne Périer, Bridge to the Sun

1931-12-26

Tom van Beek, A Bridge Too Far

1931-9-13

Sukarno M. Noor, The Narrow Bridge

1932-01-30

Zdenek Braunschläger, The Bridge at Remagen

1932-10-31

Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

1933-03-04

Michael Jeffery, Rainbow Bridge

1933-06-01

Ann Sears, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1933-08-22

Geoffrey Horne, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1933-11-15

Donald Pickering, A Bridge Too Far

1934-01-01

Michael Wolf, A Bridge Too Far

1934-06-27

Arnold Somkin, Over the Brooklyn Bridge

1935-11-05

Nicholas Maw, Turkey the Bridge

1936-04-08

Edeltraut Elsner, The Bridge

1937-06-05

Shaun Curry, A Bridge Too Far

1937-08-07

Folker Bohnet, The Bridge

1938-01-30

Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)

1938-01-30

Marlies van Alcmaer, A Bridge Too Far

1938-06-19

Charles Gwathmey, The Bridge

1939-03-24

Chuck Wein, Rainbow Bridge

1939-05-07

Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)

1939-12-28

Michael Hinz, The Bridge

1940-05-24

Paul Bridge, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

1940-07-24

Stanley Hauerwas, There Is a Bridge

1941-06-24

Erkin Koray, Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

1941-10-22

Jan Schánilec, The Bridge at Remagen

1942-01-01

Günther Hoffmann, The Bridge

1942-01-06

James A. DeVinney, Bridge to Freedom: 1965

1942-04-24

Claude Aufaure, Girl on the Bridge

1942-12-12

Brough Scott, The Waterloo Bridge Handicap

1942-12-29

Cordula Trantow, The Bridge

1943-03-17

Maggie Hemingway, The Bridge

1943-07-15

Frank Glaubrecht, The Bridge

1943-10-09

Peter Faber, A Bridge Too Far

1943-9-27

Anna Gaël, The Bridge at Remagen

1944-03-21

Hilary Minster, A Bridge Too Far

1944-08-18

Volker Lechtenbrink, The Bridge

1945-12-17

Billy Bridge, Just for Fun

1945-12-23

Georges Aperghis, The Lovers on the Bridge

1948-02-02

Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)

1948-10-16

Adrienne Kleiweg, A Bridge Too Far

1949-05-09

Billy Joel, Bronx, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge)

1950-05-10

H.A. Perera, Under the Bridge

1951-05-05

Jean Elliott, Over the Brooklyn Bridge

1951-9-23

Peter Settelen, A Bridge Too Far

1952-01-12

Char Fontane, The Night the Bridge Fell Down

1953-02-06

Phil Snyder, Brooklyn Bridge

1953-03-16

Xue Gong, Under the Bridge

1954-02-02

Christie Brinkley, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia

1954-08-05

Stefan Ivanov, Marion Bridge

1954-9-01

Buck Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1956-03-14

Sean Mathias, A Bridge Too Far

1956-9-16

Faouzi Kasri, The Lovers on the Bridge

1957-06-10

Maja Gregl, The Bridge at the End of the World

1959-05-25

Vladimír Franz, Stone Bridge

1959-12-10

Ben Stephenson, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1960-01-18

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

1961-02-27

Erik van 't Wout, A Bridge Too Far

1961-9-27

Melissa Newman, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

1962-06-13

Mike Jones, Bridge and Tunnel

1962-12-05

Robert G. Dixon Jr., Under Hellgate Bridge

1963-11-09

Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player

1964-02-03

Latham Gaines, Bridge to Terabithia

1964-06-07

Shelley Nieder, Marion Bridge

1965-01-21

Ingrid Chavez, Graffiti Bridge

1965-05-27

Mary McGuckian, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

1968-08-15

Rico Devereaux, The Bridge

1968-11-12

Winfried Heun, The Bridge

1968-9-28

Scott Jones, A Troll's Bridge

1969-01-17

Aaron Woolfolk, The Harimaya Bridge

1969-02-28

Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)

1969-05-05

Greg Nutcher, Bridge of Spies

1969-12-11

Gene Sprague, The Bridge

1970-02-22

Michael Rodrick, Under Hellgate Bridge

1970-04-19

Jamie Shields, The Bridge

1970-11-06

Melissa Bridge, Troll 2

1970-12-08

Emi Wakui, Rainbow Bridge

1971-04-02

Christopher Dignan, Marion Bridge

1971-09-15

Josh Charles, actor (Crossing the Bridge, Cooperstown)

1971-12-14

Sevdelin Ivanov, Bridge of Dragons

1972-06-29

Cathy Wenschlag, Bridge to Terabithia

1972-07-03

Walt Frasier, A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough

1972-07-28

Jeni Paulson, The Harimaya Bridge

1972-12-22

Vanessa Paradis, Girl on the Bridge

1974-06-17

Aleksandar Bogdanovic, The Bridge at the End of the World

1975-01-09

Dalibor Grubacevic, The Bridge at the End of the World

1976-01-19

Greta Galisch de Palma, Bridge of Spies

1976-03-01

Hijiri Kojima, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge

1976-03-25

Domenick Lombardozzi, Bridge of Spies

1976-06-27

Leigh Nash, Bridge to Terabithia

1977-05-29

Danny Gerard, Mt Vernon NY, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge)

1977-06-12

James Hunter, The River Bridge

1977-12-03

Katy Leigh, The Evolution of 'Resident Evil': Bridge to Extinction

1978-07-07

Mat Irby, Bridge of Spies

1979-02-09

Kai Meyer, Bridge of Spies

1979-04-22

Arno Salters, The Bridge

1980-07-22

Kristen Kress Parness, Super Grannies Bridge Club

1980-08-05

Wayne Bridge, English footballer

1980-08-05

Wayne Bridge, Quarter-finals: England vs Brazil

1980-9-20

Gabriel Olson, The Bridge Partner

1982-04-26

Khosrow Naghibi, The Wooden Bridge

1982-06-27

Denise Bradley, From a Lonely Bridge

1982-08-04

Bridie Latona, Bridge Over Blue

1982-9-27

Jon McLaughlin, Bridge to Terabithia

1983-04-14

Natalie Knepp, Bridge and Tunnel

1983-04-23

Shawn Schaffer, Bridge of Spies

1983-10-16

Sheldon Schwartz, The Bridge

1984-04-23

Isobel Waller-Bridge, The Imposter

1984-10-28

Brian Rowe, Lonesome Bridge

1984-12-05

Adam Haas, The Bridge

1985-07-14

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, The Iron Lady

1986-01-27

Lars Steinhöfel, The Bridge

1986-05-23

Matthew Caffrey, The Bridge

1986-06-19

Jason Michael Brescia, Bridge and Tunnel

1986-07-25

Milda Stakenaite, The Bridge

1987-03-31

Jen Suran, The Madcap Bridge

1987-07-06

Sophie Auster, Lulu on the Bridge

1987-12-14

Jenna Rose Simon, Annabelle Doll, Bridge Collapse, Whale Attack

1988-07-14

Rosa, The Bridge

1989-01-14

Frankie Bridge, #SatsForever

1990-02-02

Diego I. Alvarez Flores, The Bridge

1990-02-09

Tyler Atfield, Bridge to Terabithia

1990-06-02

Matthew Bridge, The Tellers

1990-08-11

Piper Lincoln, Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge

1991-02-19

Jonas Zimmermann, Art on the Bridge

1991-07-30

Chelsea Babcock, Hope Bridge

1991-11-07

Colton Braun, Cry Baby Bridge/The Witch's Tree

1993-02-25

Elliot Lawless, Bridge to Terabithia

1993-06-07

Cameron Wakefield, Bridge to Terabithia

1993-08-05

Kendra Mae Jones, The Bridge

1993-11-08

Calin Baciu, Underneath the Bridge

1993-12-08

AnnaSophia Robb, Bridge to Terabithia

1993-9-09

Lauren Clinton, Bridge to Terabithia

1994-06-08

Austin Whitlock, Under the Bridge

1995-06-30

Isaac Martin Owens, Hope Bridge

1995-08-03

Carly Owen, Bridge to Terabithia

2000-06-10

Kailon Loud, The Harimaya Bridge

Bridge - Weddings
Date Event
2005-12-10

Actress Jane Danson (27) weds "Brookside" actor Robert Beck (35) at Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire, England

Bridge - Notable Deaths

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Bridge - Deaths
Date Event
312-10-28

Maxentius, Roman emperor (306-312), drowns at the Battle of Milvian Bridge at 34

1066-09-25

Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge

1869-07-22

John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)

1907-05-19

Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)

1916-09-17

Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York

1924-02-03

Woodrow Wilson, Our Bridge of Ships

1924-03-18

John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79

1930-04-14

Charles Darvas, The Bridge

1932-04-27

Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32

1941-01-10

Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61

1941-01-10

Frank Bridge, Clouds of Glory: William and Dorothy

1948-10-16

Nora Lane, Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife

1957-02-12

Anker Larsen, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1957-12-27

Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66

1957-12-27

Al Bridge, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

1960-08-21

David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)

1962-06-24

Lucile Watson, Waterloo Bridge

1967-02-19

Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies

1974-11-23

Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54

1975-12-07

Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78

1979-05-26

Michael Mansfeld, The Bridge

1980-03-27

Cecil F. Ford, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1980-05-18

Walter Kohut, A Bridge Too Far

1981-11-16

William Holden, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1982-01-19

Fritz Wagner, The Bridge

1982-02-24

Frances MacInerney, Waterloo Bridge

1982-04-03

Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69

1982-11-22

Arnold Somkin, Over the Brooklyn Bridge

1983-01-19

Wolfgang Stumpf, The Bridge

1983-11-11

Carl Otto Bartning, The Bridge

1984-07-27

Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81

1985-06-06

Siem Vroom, A Bridge Too Far

1986-07-26

Sukarno M. Noor, The Narrow Bridge

1986-10-26

Thelma Hardwick, Hot Bridge

1987-07-31

Joseph E. Levine, A Bridge Too Far

1988-05-06

Bohuslav Kulic, The Bridge at Remagen

1988-08-04

J.O.E. Vandeleur, A Bridge Too Far

1988-12-13

R.E. Urquhart, A Bridge Too Far

1989-01-13

Hans Elwenspoek, The Bridge

1989-05-09

Pierre Danny, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

1989-09-02

Václav Neuzil, The Bridge at Remagen

1991-04-03

Charles Goren, Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

1991-06-03

Elio Carniel, The Last Bridge

1991-07-27

Wolf Witzemann, The Last Bridge

1992-01-02

Virginia Field, Waterloo Bridge

1992-03-14

C.V. Wood, The Special London Bridge Special

1992-03-27

Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89

1992-07-19

Faouzi Kasri, The Lovers on the Bridge

1992-08-19

Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48

1992-09-14

Heinz Spitzner, The Bridge

1992-10-20

Ann Sears, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1992-11-24

Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies

1992-11-24

Mary Smithuysen, A Bridge Too Far

1992-12-06

Percy Herbert, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1993-05-09

Maggie Hemingway, The Bridge

1993-05-21

John Frost, A Bridge Too Far

1993-08-31

Siegfried Schürenberg, The Bridge

1994-03-21

Lili Damita, wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89

1994-11-21

Billy Bridge, Just for Fun

1995-01-22

Angela Martelli, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1995-05-12

Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71

1995-09-24

Paula Dvorak, The Last Bridge

1996-01-29

John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82

1997-01-01

Hans-Martin Majewski, The Bridge

1997-06-16

Sue Sumii, The River with No Bridge

1997-09-21

Hermine Diethelm, The Last Bridge

1997-10-07

James Yagi, Bridge to the Sun

1997-12-17

Peter Taylor, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1999-11-24

Hilary Minster, A Bridge Too Far

2001-09-19

Trude Breitschopf, The Bridge

2001-10-01

Paul Bridge, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

2001-11-07

Bertus Botterman, A Bridge Too Far

2002-01-20

Tom van Beek, A Bridge Too Far

2002-11-27

Wolfgang Preiss, A Bridge Too Far

2003-02-20

Thomas Phipps, The Girl on the Bridge

2003-05-30

Günter Pfitzmann, The Bridge

2004-05-11

Gene Sprague, The Bridge

2004-06-02

Robert Dane, The Girl on the Bridge

2004-06-03

Harold Goodwin, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2004-08-25

Donald M. Ashton, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2004-08-25

Carl Szokoll, The Last Bridge

2004-09-02

Jacques Vertan, Girl on the Bridge

2004-09-22

Paul de Roubaix, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

2004-12-20

Tony Van Bridge, Judge

2005-11-21

John W. Mitchell, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2006-02-03

Milton Abel, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

2006-09-23

Malcolm Arnold, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2006-12-15

Henny Alma, A Bridge Too Far

2007-01-18

Karl de Groof, The Last Bridge

2007-04-01

Char Fontane, The Night the Bridge Fell Down

2007-07-04

Eleanor Stewart, Waterloo Bridge

2007-12-16

Andy Knott, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

2008-03-18

Chuck Wein, Rainbow Bridge

2008-11-06

Michael Hinz, The Bridge

2008-12-07

Jimmy Gourley, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

2009-05-09

Maria Bibikov, The Girl on the Bridge

2009-05-19

Nicholas Maw, Turkey the Bridge

2009-07-23

Virginia Carroll, Waterloo Bridge

2009-08-03

Charles Gwathmey, The Bridge

2009-12-08

Joan Bridge, The Red Shoes

2009-12-19

Donald Pickering, A Bridge Too Far

2010-02-04

H.A. Perera, Under the Bridge

2010-05-22

Judy Judd, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

2010-06-10

Rolf Jahncke, The Bridge at Remagen

2011-07-13

Heinz Reincke, The Bridge at Remagen

2012-02-01

Ruth Hausmeister, The Bridge

2013-01-10

Evan S. Connell, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

2013-02-11

Harry V. Knapp, The Bridge at Remagen

2013-11-04

Hans von Borsody, A Bridge Too Far

2014-02-21

Georgette Reyevski, A Bridge Too Far

2014-10-12

Jan Schánilec, The Bridge at Remagen

2014-10-12

Tony Hibbert, The Real Bridge Too Far

2015-01-25

Pavle Mincic, The Last Bridge

2015-03-01

Orrin Keepnews, Dumbarton Bridge

2015-10-28

British actor and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong dies aged 40 after leaping off a bridge


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