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Silver Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1928
Status: destroyed (1967)

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crossed:
  • Ohio River
Replaced by: Silver Memorial Bridge (1969)
Coordinates: 38° 50' 42.00" N    82° 8' 28.00" W

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
  • Date created
    31/03/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016