Courtesy of James E. Casto
This vintage postcard shows the Ohio end of the Silver Bridge shortly after it opened in 1928. The bridge was built with an innovative eyebar-link suspension rather than traditional wire-cable suspension. When the bridge collapsed in 1967, a lengthy investigation concluded that one of the eyebars had failed.
Gallery: Historical photos of the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge
Dec. 15, 2013 @ 04:05 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.