, Newburyport, MA

October 8, 2012

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1912, a fire broke out beneath the Plum Island Bridge and was believed to have been started by a discarded cigarette or lighter. About 40 feet of timber planking was burned. Repairs were made so that cars could pass the following day.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury