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The Collapse of West Virginia’s Silver Bridge | Atlas of Cursed Places ctm magazine



The myth of the Mothman gained immense popularity after the collapse of West Virginia’s Silver Bridge in 1967. Sam Sheridan decides to investigate what exactly happened that resulted in the collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
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44 Comments

  • Travel Channel on January 14, 2021

    George Washington also warned folks not to disturb the Indigenous cultures burial grounds on at point pleasant. Hello from New Haven, WV. About 18 miles N. of Mothman territory..

  • drinkable poison on January 14, 2021

    Hellow from india

  • Refined Phenomena on January 14, 2021

    The tall guy needs to quit smoking

  • John on January 14, 2021

    I thought it was the Mothman?

  • S M on January 14, 2021

    Science, the ultimate

  • Lohitha Gandham on January 14, 2021

    Collapse is faster than my data speed

  • Plasmabeam431 on January 14, 2021

    as a structural engineering student, im very positively surprised of this video

  • Amazing Information Official on January 14, 2021

    Don't fall in love with someone who says the right things, fall in love with someone who does the right things.

  • Crystal Glass on January 14, 2021

    My Aunt Hilda, along with her children Cathy and Kim perished in this disaster. They were on they was to pick up my grandmother to go Christmas shopping.
    They never found Cathy.

  • Ally K on January 14, 2021

    The Silver Bridge opened in 1928, it collapsed in 1967. The description is incorrect lol

  • Time Warped on January 14, 2021

    Thanks Nat Geo. 👍
    Sounds like someone in the state government was paid to look the other way, when it was built ?

  • Taslim Chaudhry on January 14, 2021

    National Geographic 🍂🍂🍂🇮🇳

  • Expert Excavating, Inc. on January 14, 2021

    There was no curse, it was all human greed that causes these disasters. Cheap bridge collapses, predictable.

  • Minecraft Master on January 14, 2021

    Dear Stranger, the 1% people who reads this: May you and your family live for more than 100 years.

  • fluke dogwalker on January 14, 2021

    I love engineers, after a engineering disaster, they say it wouldn't have happened if they built it, but then, they take the same courses that the failed engineers did.

  • angeleav on January 14, 2021

    Redundancy does not equal safety

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  • Akk91 on January 15, 2021

    Because capitalism seeks profit, not safety

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  • Alparslan Korkmaz on January 15, 2021

    Nice video.

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    Am bored

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    Amazing

  • Blue Torch on January 16, 2021

    Chernobyl RBMK nuclear reactor was also cursed, by the cheapness of high ranking leaders.

  • Wonderful Skills on January 17, 2021

    Enjoy

  • Son on January 19, 2021

    Things like settlement of supports due to poor foundation/soil conditions can actually lead to high stresses being developed in redundant structures.

  • Theology Tea on January 24, 2021

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

  • 《L.V.X.MAGICK》🦋《 on January 25, 2021

    I live in West Virginia and it is almost Heaven!!

  • Thomas liptak on January 28, 2021

    Did the picture of The Mothman they used have to be one with genitalia?

  • Nice video, a lovely virtual walk, it's very relaxing. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ken Kelvin on March 16, 2021

    200 year old wooden bridge laughting at the back

  • Ransom Prigg on April 29, 2021

    The one thing they didn't mention is the weak link which was the one inch bolt that held the links together. It could have been up to a 6 inch bolt but they decided on One inch. When the one link broke the one inch nut popped off so that the entire connection came apart. If it had been secured with a 6 inch or even welded it would have stayed together till it could be repaired. So basically that entire bridge was held together with a one inch bolt. If someone came along with a one inch wrench and unscrewed that nut the entire bridge would have collapsed. Why didn't anyone see that?

  • RainbowTimes: New Renovation on May 5, 2021

    a

  • Yahya Don yahya on July 3, 2021

    O

  • MrAnime on July 6, 2021

    It because of the Mothman end of the story.

  • Slam Adams on July 25, 2021

    Seems like the wpa structures built during the depression turned out to be more durable than expected.

  • Scott Reed on October 13, 2021

    I had learned about this bridge back in my middle school engineering class. Now, as a truck driver, whenever I go from WV to Ohio, my route always takes me through Point Pleasant and past the Silver Bridge memorial.

  • Paul Berry on December 20, 2021

    "Dramatically reduced the redundancy" = zero redundancy.

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