The Silver Bridge was the only bridge across the Ohio River between Middleport, OH and Huntington, WV. A major east-west connection for US Route 35 connecting Charleston, WV and major cities in Ohio. The Silver Bridge was also the local link for people doing business in both Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH. It collapsed in 1967, killing 46 people. Fortunately we crossed it 6 years prior when my dad took us on a road trip through West Virginia and Kentucky.