Silver Bridge Collapse

Silver Bridge Collapse (HM2BY4)

Location: Point Pleasant, WV 25550 Mason County
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N 38° 50.675', W 82° 8.304'

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Constructed in 1928, connected Point Pleasant and Kanauga, OH. Name credited to aluminum-colored paint used. First eye-bar suspension bridge of its type in the U.S. Rush hour collapse on 15 December 1967, resulted in 31 vehicles falling into the river, killing 46 and injuring 9. Failed eye-bar joint and weld identified as cause. Resulted in Congressional passage of national bridge inspection standards in 1968.
HM NumberHM2BY4
Year Placed2006
Placed ByCelebration 2000 — West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 401207 N 4300145
Decimal Degrees38.84458333, -82.13840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.675', W 82° 8.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 40.5" N, 82° 8' 18.24" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 6th St, Point Pleasant WV 25550, US
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