13. Yarmouth Bridge

Location: Yarmouth, England

Year of Fail: 1845

People had crowded onto this suspension bridge in 1845 to see a circus clown go down the river in a barrel pulled by geese (Yes, this really happened). When the weight of the people shifted as the barrel passed underneath the bridge, the suspension chains on the south side snapped and the bridge deck tipped over. 79 people, including many children, drowned as a result.