Gallery: Historical photos of the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge
Dec. 11, 2012 @ 02:55 PM
Photos related to the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant and its collapse on Dec. 15, 1967.
Thirty-seven vehicles were on the bridge when it fell into the Ohio River. Forty-six people died, and nine others were seriously injured.
Courtesy of James E. Casto
This vintage postcard shows the Ohio end of the Silver Bridge shortly after it opened in 1928. The bridge was built with an innovative eyebar-link suspension rather than traditional wire-cable suspension. When the bridge collapsed in 1967, a lengthy investigation concluded that one of the eyebars had failed.