The Terrifying, Deadly Train Wreck In North Carolina That Most People Have Never Heard Of
North Carolina has certainly seen its share of disasters over the course of time. And train wrecks and accidents are among the deadliest. In 1891 the deadliest train wreck in North Carolina at the time occurred just two miles outside of Statesville on a stone trestle called Bostian Bridge that still stands and is actively used by our rail systems today.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Here we are, 130 years since this tragic incident that killed 23 people in this train wreck in North Carolina, and we look back upon the incident(s) that have occurred here with a solemn view. Had you heard of this horrible train wreck from 1891 or the subsequent incident where a ghost hunter was killed on the same bridge?
Note: It’s illegal to trespass on railroad property. Please don’t attempt to walk on or across the Bostian Bridge. It’s not worth it to risk your life and breaking the law is always a bad idea.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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