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 stands over a copy of the front page of The Herald-Dispatch from Dec. 18, 1967, three days following the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The headline on the page read "Known Bridge Deaths Reach 13." Those were the only 13 confirmed deaths at the time, but the number would eventually reach 46. Fowler said several new photographs have recently been added to the collection on display at the museum.