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Ferries & Bridges

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The First Ferries


From the earliest times the passage of the river here has been affected by a ferry.

The First Ferries

The Hi Carpenter Bridge

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A bill permitting construction of the bridge was passed by Congress in February, 1927...

Hi Carpenter Bridge

The Ferry 1970


The Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant, West Virginia collapsed December 15, 1967. The disaster took the lives of 46 persons...

The Ferry 1970

Demolition of the Bridge


The American Bridge crew began dismantling the flooring and truss work in 1971...


Opening Day Set


We’ll cross that bridge…on Nov. 19, the opening day, say state officials From The Marietta Times, Saturday, October 29, 1977 Story by Adella Wacker, Photos by Dave Williams

Opening Day

The New Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge


Governor Moore has promised residents a new bridge...

The New Bridge

Family Memoirs


Note from Family members about the Bridges and Ferries