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How did St. Paul's High Bridge collapse in 1904?

What event led to the collapse of St. Paul's High Bridge on Aug. 22, 1904? For the answer, click on the headline above...
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Aug. 20, 1904: A tornado traveling through Waconia, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Stillwater leaves 14 people dead and causes property losses of $1.5 million. The same storm blows down the High Bridge in St. Paul, where winds reach 110 miles per hour, the fastest recorded wind speed in the metropolitan area at the time.

This is a view of the High Bridge after the storm:

This is a view of the South Robert Street viaduct after the tornado:

Along St. Paul's Cleveland Ave., this was the damage at the H. A. Muckle Manufacturing Company:

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