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Silver Bridge, Point Pleasant

The Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant collapsed on December 15, 1967, resulting in the deaths of 46 persons.

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Silver Bridge Disaster
"'I Looked Up...the Bridge Disappeared,' Teachers Says"
"Bridge Fell Like Card Deck; Fantastic, Witnesses Relate"
"25 Years Later, Bridge Collapse Still Haunts W. Va. Town"
"Pt. Pleasant Span Collapses, 70 Vehicles Plunge Into River"
Traffic Data Sheet, Silver Bridge Disaster
"The Collapse of the Silver Bridge"
Sources on the Silver Bridge Disaster
Video Clip of Silver Bridge Disaster
Photographs of the Silver Bridge Disaster


Elk River Bridge Collapse, Charleston

The Elk River Bridge in Charleston collapsed on December 15, 1904, resulted in the deaths of two persons.

Learn more:
"Drops Into Elk" (Elk River Bridge Collapse)
"Inquest Is Now On" (Elk River Bridge Collapse)


On This Day in West Virginia History: December