From Disaster to Prevention: The Silver Bridge

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 12, Pg. 44-47


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge, which connected West Virginia to Ohio, killed 46 people and led to the creation of a nationwide, standardized bridge inspection program.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Bridge failures | Structural failures | Standards and codes | Inspection | West Virginia | Ohio | United States

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