Silver Memorial Bridge

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Silver Memorial Bridge
Day 10- The Silver Memorial Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 38°50′04″N 82°08′51″W / 38.83444°N 82.14750°W / 38.83444; -82.14750Coordinates: 38°50′04″N 82°08′51″W / 38.83444°N 82.14750°W / 38.83444; -82.14750
Carries 4 lanes of US 35
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Gallipolis, Ohio to Henderson, West Virginia
Design cantilever bridge
Total length 1,964 feet (599 m)[1]
Width 60 feet (18 m)[1]
Longest span 900 feet (270 m)
Clearance below 69 feet (21 m)[1]
Opened December 15, 1969[2]

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 as a replacement for the collapsed Silver Bridge, although it is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) downstream (south) of the original.[3]

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 65 mph (105 km/h). No toll is imposed at either end.

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  1. ^ a b c "National Bridge Inventory: Structure 00000000027A063". Retrieved 2008-11-24.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Cahal, Sherman. "Sherman Cahal: Silver Memorial Bridge (US 35)". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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