The Silver Bridge was the only bridge across the Ohio River between Middleport, OH and Huntington, WV. A major east-west connection for US Route 35 connecting Charleston, WV and major cities in Ohio. The Silver Bridge was also the local link for people doing business in both Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH. It collapsed in 1967, killing 46 people. Fortunately we crossed it 6 years prior when my dad took us on a road trip through West Virginia and Kentucky.
The blue lights hung on the building like a bad omen. I never could stop asking myself, how could we allow this to happen? And furthermore, how could so many worldly people not see the road the destruction they were following?
#8 in our 10 Most Iconic Maine Photos of All Time: Some 15 miles north of Bridgton, at the sleepy crossroads of Routes 35 and 5 in Lynchville, stands this icon of Maine roadside kitsch. Since it was erected in the 1930s, travelers have pulled over to take pictures beneath this wooden sign, with its delightfully long list of seemingly exotic destinations.