The Silver Bridge is a landmark connecting Gallipolis, Ohio and Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Silver Bridge spanned the Ohio River, linking Gallipolis, Ohio with Point Pleasant, West Virginia. On December 15, 1967, a malfunctioning traffic light on the Ohio side caused a pile-up on the Silver Bridge. At 4:58 PM, a rusted eyebar link snapped and the Silver Bridge fell into the Ohio River below. This resulted in 46 people within 31 vehicles plunging to their deaths. Following the catastrophe, Congress adopted the National Bridge Inspection standards to avoid further tragedies.[1]

By the time the Great War occurred, a new bridge had been constructed on the site of the Silver Bridge and was the only bridge crossing the Ohio River but by 2102 it also collapsed, cutting West Virginia off from Ohio.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Silver Bridge appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Silver Bridge is based on the real world Silver Bridge, that connected the equivalents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio. The collapse of the bridge and details described are likewise based on the actual event, which took place on December 15, 1967.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Silver Bridge plaque: "SILVER BRIDGE COLLAPSE
    In 1928, Silver Bridge was constructed. It was the first eye-bar suspension bridge in the US. It served the communities of Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH until December 15, 1967 where it collapsed tragically during rush hour traffic. 31 vehicles fell into the Ohio River and all told 46 people lost their lives. To prevent further tragedies of this nature, Congress adopted the National Bridge Inspection Standards in 1968."
  2. Silver Bridge on Bridgehunter
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