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.
Mason County Quilt Trail: “We put a quilt block on my family’s barn on Route 35 in 2004,” Yauger said. “In 2008, we put up five quilt blocks on Mason County barns. In 2009, we completed six more. Now in 2010, we have the next 10 barns selected, plus a waiting list for more.” Every Quilt and every barn has a history. Download the Mason County Quilt Trail here: http://www.wvcommerce.org/app_media/assets/doc/newsandinfo/trails_map.pdf