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Guido
10-07-2006, 12:23 PM
I came across this on the web. It appears "Walter Hugh Campbell's workday was probably shaping up to be pretty much like normal. Until a section of the bridge fell while he and his truck, loaded with chickens, were crossing. It could have been exciting for the chickens, for they were on a one-way trip to the processing plant; now they had a world to experience outside the chicken house."

From what I can tell this occurred in Chatham County, NC and the area is now called the "Chicken Bridge". No mention of how this 1950 truck was rescued.

http://chathamhistory.org/chickenbridge.JPG

The full story is here:

http://chathamhistory.org/archivechickenbridge.html

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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studeclunker
10-07-2006, 11:21 PM
I wonder if the other three trucks in the convoy were Studebakers?

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-07-2006, 11:21 PM
I wonder if the other three trucks in the convoy were Studebakers?

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

Roscomacaw
10-08-2006, 02:37 PM
If only he'd trained those chickens to flap like hell as he crossed that bridge![:0][V]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-08-2006, 02:37 PM
If only he'd trained those chickens to flap like hell as he crossed that bridge![:0][V]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

garyash
10-08-2006, 03:16 PM
And all of us firmly believe that Studebaker truck WAS rescued and put back to work! Not a doubter in the bunch of us. It takes more than a little bridge collapse to put an end to a Stude truck.

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

garyash
10-08-2006, 03:16 PM
And all of us firmly believe that Studebaker truck WAS rescued and put back to work! Not a doubter in the bunch of us. It takes more than a little bridge collapse to put an end to a Stude truck.

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com