Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

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Address:
Main St., Point Pleasant, WV
Directions:
Corner of Main and 6th Sts.
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Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

A plaque and memorial marks the spot where the bridge on-ramp was before it collapsed and killed 46 people. The list of names on the plaque aren't the dead; they're the city council and clerk who approved the memorial.

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Bridge Collapse memorial, 2020.

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

The memorial plaza is in the area of 6th and Main Streets. Sad story for the lives lost. Glad we stopped to pay our respects.

[Rose Howe, 10/01/2020]

Silver Bridge Memorial.

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

Nice memorial. Plenty of parking.

[Stephen Francia, 06/12/2020]

Bricks of the dead.

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

Very strange memorial on Point Pleasant's main drag, not far from the Mothman statue and souvenir shops. Sort of sad that you have to stand on the names of victims (engraved in paving bricks) to read the plaque, which is more or less just a list of who was in office when the plaque was made.

[Kitsa, 06/27/2012]

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In the region:
Statue of Chuck Yeager, Hamlin, WV - 39 mi.

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