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
This replica of the Silver Bridge was built by the Federal Highway Administration when they were conducting their investigation on the collapse of the bridge. It has been in the Point Pleasant community ever since. It was added to the display at the Point Pleasant River Museum shortly after it opened in 2003. "This is where it belongs," said Fowler.