23/09/1993 Amtrak derails on Big Bayou Canot bridge
The Big Bayou Wreck 24 years later
The Big Bayou Canot rail accident was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge in southwestern Alabama, United States, in September 1993. It was caused by displacement of a span and deformation of the rails when a tow of heavy barges had collided with the bridge 8 minutes earlier. Forty-seven were killed and 103 were injured.