On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Wheeling Suspension Bridge

On May 17, 1854, a violent storm destroyed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

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Completion of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge
"Terrific Storm! Destruction of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge!!"
"Destruction of the Wheeling Bridge"
Rivalry For Headship on the Ohio (Illustrated in the Wheeling Bridge Case)

On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History