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Survivor of 21 Apr 1948 bridge collapse dies in Bowling Green

He was a 13 year old passenger, riding with his father, Del Gabehart of Campbellsville, KY, when the Campbellsville Street Bridge over Russell Creek collapse while they were crossing it.

By JIM, Ed Waggener

Keith Gabehart was 13 years old, and a seventh grader at Campbellsville Grade School, when he was a passenger with his father, Del Gabehart in a truck which fell into Russell Creek, when the Campbellsville Street Bridge collapsed under them on April 21, 1948. The story of that event is told in The Day the Bridge Fell

On Sunday, October 19, 2014, over 66 years later, he died in Bowling Green, KY. His obituary in today's, tells of his illustrious life after that event which he remembered in this story. The obituary has a added details supplied by "Jim" who brought the sad news of Dr. Keith Gabehart's death to our attention.

This story was posted on 2014-10-22 15:55:50
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