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A Foolhardy Feat

Viscount Bury1889

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

The American Star bicycle was regarded as so much more stable than an Ordinary high wheeler that one man took it upon himself to demonstrate his skills by riding along the one-foot-wide coping of the Cabin John Bridge near Washington, DC, in 1886. The drop below the bridge at the time was 125 feet (38 meters).

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  • Title: A Foolhardy Feat
  • Creator: Viscount Bury
  • Date: 1889
  • Location Created: United Kingdom

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