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The approach of the Silver Bridge from Kanauga, Ohio, crosses the Ohio River to Point Pleasant, W.Va. The Silver Bridge, which was built in 1928, collapsed Dec. 15, 1967, killing 46 people. The bridge at left is a railroad bridge, which is still standing. In 1969, the Silver Memorial Bridge was completed. It crosses the Ohio River about a mile south of the original bridge, connecting Gallipolis, Ohio, with Henderson, W.Va. Date is unknown.

Gallery: Historical photos of the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:05 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.