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Austin Dam Disaster, RR Bridge, Costello [1911] In September 1911, the failure of the Austin Dam in Potter County, Pennsylvania was a heart-breaking, life-changing disaster. News of the failed dam was published in newspapers as far away as New York City and California. The failure of the concrete dam in Austin was the second most devastating dam failure in Pennsylvania history, following the horrific flood of 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Austin Dam Disaster, RR Bridge, Costello [1911] In September 1911, the failure of the Austin Dam in Potter County, Pennsylvania was a heart-breaking, life-changing disaster. News of the failed dam was published in newspapers as far away as New York City and California. The failure of the concrete dam in Austin was the second most devastating dam failure in Pennsylvania history, following the horrific flood of 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.