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Silver Bridge

Silver Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Completed in: 1928
Status: destroyed (1967)

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, USA, North America
Kanauga, Gallia County, Ohio, USA, North America
  • Ohio River
Replaced by Silver Memorial Bridge (1969)

Technical Information


main span 213.5 m
total length 681.2 m


cables steel eye-bars
towers steel
truss steel


31 December 1951

Tolls cease.

15 December 1967

Without warning the bridge collapses causing the death of 46 persons. A study finds fatigue failure in the eye bar connections as cause of the accident.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001423
Created: 31/03/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013