Silver Memorial Bridge

The Silver Memorial Bridge is a cantilever bridge which spans the Ohio River between Gallipolis, Ohio and Henderson, West Virginia. The bridge was completed in 1969, shortly after the Silver Bridge disaster, although it is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) downstream (south) of the original. The design of the bridge is much more proven than the ill fated eyebar chain suspension bridge, which collapsed in 1967.

The bridge carries US 35 across the river and serves as a major crossing for people and goods traveling between Charleston, West Virginia and Southern and Central Ohio. The speed limit on the bridge is 55 mph (90 km/h). No toll is imposed at either end.

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