The Silver Memorial Bridge carries U.S. Route 35 over the Ohio River between Henderson, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio. Construction on the four-lane cantilever span began in 1968 downstream of the demolished Silver Bridge, and was opened to traffic on December 15, 1969, exactly two years later from the date that the Silver Bridge had collapsed.


  • Designation: US 35
  • Crosses: Ohio River
  • Bridge type: Cantiliver
  • Total length: 2800 ft.
  • Number of lanes: 4
Further Reading
  1. Silver Memorial Bridge at Structurae
  1. “FHWA By Day.” Federal Highway Administration. 15 March 2004 Article.
  2. LeRose, Chris. “The Collapse of the Silver Bridge.” West Virginia Historical Society Oct. 2001. 16 March 2004 Article.