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Kanauga in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Silver Bridge Eye-Bar

 
 
Silver Bridge Eye-Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
1. Silver Bridge Eye-Bar Marker
Inscription. This eye-bar is similar to one that fractured causing the collapse of the Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the cause of the bridge collapse was the cleavage fracture in the lower limb of the eye of eye-bar 330 at joint C13N of the north eye-bar suspension chain in the Ohio side span. The fracture was caused by the development of a critical size flaw over the 40-year life of the structure as the result of the joint action of stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue.
 
Location. 38° 51.851′ N, 82° 8.54′ W. Marker is in Kanauga, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 7 0.1 miles north of Georges Creek Road. Touch for map. Located adjacent to the Silver Bridge Memorial marker. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Silver Bridge Disaster (here, next to this marker); Site of Silver Bridge Collapse (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); Chief Cornstalk (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); Point Pleasant (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); Ann Bailey
Silver Bridge Eye-Bar Replica image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
2. Silver Bridge Eye-Bar Replica
Eye-Bar donated by Maxie Jarvis. Restoration by Larry's Painting & Services, Inc. Monument design by Mark T. Epling, Architect. Bridge etching by Earl Tope.
(approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia (Mason County) (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); Colonel Andrew Lewis (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); The Battle of Point Pleasant (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Point Pleasant Bridge Disaster.
(Submitted on November 14, 2016.) 
 
Additional keywords. Point Pleasant, Mothman
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisastersRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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