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General Information

Beginning of works: 1924
Completion: 30 May 1928
Status: destroyed (15 December 1967)

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crossed:
  • Ohio River
Replaced by: Silver Memorial Bridge (1969)
Coordinates: 38° 50' 42" N    82° 8' 28" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 213.5 m
total length 681.2 m

Materials

cables steel eye-bars
towers steel
truss steel

Chronology

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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001423
  • Published on:
    31/03/2001
  • Last updated on:
    23/11/2021