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Silver Bridge near Gallipolis photograph
Description: Caption reads: "The 'Silver Bridge' near Gallipolis across the Ohio." The first eyebar suspension bridge in the United States, the Silver Bridge, which spanned the Ohio River between Gallipolis, Ohio and Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was an engineering feat when it was built in 1927-28. Despite the early accolades, the bridge suffered a tragic demise, collapsing on December 15, 1967 during rush hour traffic, killing 46 and injuring nine others. As a result of this catastrophe, U.S. Congress approved the 1968 National Bridge Inspection Standards. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B01F17_008
Subjects: Transportation--Ohio--History.; Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Bridges Ohio; Roads; Disasters
Places: Gallipolis (Ohio); Gallia County (Ohio)