The original Silver Bridge spanned the Ohio River between Point Pleasant, WV. and Kanauga, Ohio. It was completed in 1928 and stood until its collapse on December 15, 1967. Forty-six lives were lost due to the failure of an eyebar near the Ohio side of the river. As there was no redundancy in the bridge’s design, the failure of one component toppled the entire bridge.
The tragedy led to significant changes in regulations pertaining to bridge design and inspection schedules. A replacement bridge, the Silver Memorial Bridge, was dedicated in December 1969. The original bridge is associated with the Mothman myth, as the creature was allegedly sighted several times before the disaster.
|Sunday Creek Coal Company Mine No. 6||2020||63.6km||site_ao|
|Route 50 Tombstone||2020||60.6km||site_ao|
|Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial||2019||2.8km||site_ao|
|Grave of Thomas Bullitt||2019||74km||site_ao|
|Abandoned Lock No. 19||2019||58.3km||site_ao|
|The Island Where Aaron Burr Allegedly Schemed Against the United States||2019||63.2km||site_ao|
|Kerr’s Run Colored School||2019||22.1km||site_ao|
|St. John’s Church Cemetery||2019||21.5km||site_ao|
|Philip Sporn Mine||2019||21.2km||site_ao|
|The Caves of Hocking Hills State Park||2019||71km||site_ao|
|West Virginia State Farm Museum||2018||7.7km||site_ao|
|Ohio University’s Rare High-Voltage Particle Accelerator||2017||51.3km||site_ao|
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