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
The Point Pleasant River Museum has acquired a collection of newspaper clippings, photographs and other remnants from the collapse of the Silver Bridge collapse on Dec. 15, 1967. One impressive piece is a replica of the bridge, which was built by the Federal Highway Administration while they were conducting their investigation on the collapse.