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in West Virginia History...

Silver Bridge, Point Pleasant

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

Learn more:
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
Document-Based Questions

December 15: Elk River Bridge Collapse

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