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Christian Kielbasa
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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2009, 01:35:58 pm »

a small truss bridge was kept to allow access to an island in the river. The Brazilian bridge remains, but is closed to traffic. It was built to a higher safety factor. Modern non-destructive testing methods allow some of the older bridges to remain in service where they are located on lightly traveled roads, while most heavily used bridges of this type have been replaced with modern bridges of various types, and as an extra benefit containing additional lanes.

The new bridge that replaced the Silver Bridge was named the "Silver Memorial Bridge".

A scale model of the original Silver Bridge can be seen at the Point Pleasant River Museum, and there is an archive of literature kept there for public inspection. The museum also has an eyebar assembly from the original bridge on display on the lower ground floor.

The tragedy led to new legislation to ensure that older bridges were regularly inspected and maintained, although it did not prevent the collapse of the Mianus river bridge in 1983 (when 3 drivers died), and the Minneapolis bridge disaster in 2007, when 13 drivers died.
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