The Silver Bridge

On-The-Scene Memories Stay With Photographer 55 Years After The Silver Bridge Disaster

On Dec.15, 1967, the Silver Bridge that connected Point Pleasant, W.Va. and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed under the weight of afternoon rush-hour traffic. Forty-six people died.

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The Silver Bridge Collapses Killing 46: December 15, 1967

On Friday, December 15, 1967, at about 5 p.m., the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River at Point Pleasant collapsed, plunging thirty-one vehicles plunged into river and killing 46.

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