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.
File photo/The Herald-Dispatch
"I'll never forget it. When you lose friends like that, you never forget it," said Robert Rimmey, in 2007 as he recalled the events of Dec. 15, 1967, when the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River. Rimmey aided in rescue efforts immediately following the collapse and helped save the life of Charlene Wood of Gallipolis, Ohio. She was pregnant with twins at the time.