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
Point Pleasant River Museum executive director Jack Fowler calls this an "eerie" photograph of the Silver Bridge that was taken in the 1940s. Fowler says the dark cloud looming over the bridge in the photograph seems to be foretelling of what was to come.