Houdini's Bridge Jumps

One of Houdini's most spectacular outdoor escapes was jumping manacled from a bridge or pier and freeing himself while under water. The escapes would draw thousands of onlookers and garner headlines in the papers. Houdini performed what he called "bridge jumps" in all the major cities he played throughout his career.

Despite popular legend, Houdini never jumped from a bridge through a hole cut in the ice of a frozen river.

Below are links to coverage of a few notable Houdini bridge jumps.

Belle Isle Bridge, Detroit 1906
Weighlock Bridge, Rochester 1907
Westlake, Los Angeles 1907
Harvard Bridge, Boston 1908
Young's Pier, Atlantic City 1908
Friedrichs Bridge, Berlin 1908
River Seine, Paris 1909
Queens Bridge, Melbourne 1910
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles 1923

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