1996 Bluff Street bridge

The construction crew building the new Bluff Street bridge in early October 1996 is racing the coming of Old Man Winter. If all goes as planned, the bridge should be ready for traffic by Thanksgiving. A permanent road surface will be installed next year.

125 YEARS AGO: 1896

While threshing on the farm of John McCormick in North Hutchinson, quite a serious accident happened to John Fallon, son of Thomas Fallon. The engine started up while he was making some repairs and crushed one of his hands very badly.

Looking Back is a weekly column by Kay Johnson, arts and special projects editor, that highlights Hutchinson history. Photo submissions with captions are welcome. Contact the Leader by calling Johnson at 320-753-3641 or email johnson@hutchinsonleader.com.