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    Rare Film Of 1938 Niagara Falls Bridge Collapse

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    Jim Grimaldi, a West Seneca, NY based filmmaker and television producer, also operates a business where he’ll take your old home movies and convert them to a modern format.

    Recently, the family of a long ago local dentist named Harold Sipple approached him with a box of 8mm films, some of which dated back to the 1930’s.

    “With that amount of footage I kind of guessed there would be something in there that was kind of historical or maybe even newsworthy,” Grimaldi told WGRZ-TV.

    And indeed, between various and sundry images of Sipple family picnics and beach outings, he found it — in the form of a 32-second clip of the aftermath of the January, 1938 collapse of the Honeymoon Bridge in Niagara Falls.

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