Gathering in remembrance 50 years later : Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony


Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony

Mason County Commission President Tracy Doolittle and Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings unveil an artistic rendering of a flood wall mural which will be placed on the flood wall panel where the Silver Bridge entered at 6th Street.

Mason County Commission President Tracy Doolittle and Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings unveil an artistic rendering of a flood wall mural which will be placed on the flood wall panel where the Silver Bridge entered at 6th Street.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Ruth and Martha Fout ring a bell as the names of each victim lost in the Silver Bridge Disaster is read by Mayor Brian Billings and displayed on the video monitors.


Beth Sergent | OVP

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, III, speaks at the Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony hosted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Brandye Hendrickson, the acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, speaks on highway safety at the event.


Beth Sergent | OVP

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the event held inside a tent along 6th Street near the bridge site.


Beth Sergent | OVP

From left, Annie and Steve Chapman, Micheal Chirico, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Tom Smith, the secretary for the West Virginia Department of Transportation.


Beth Sergent | OVP

A member of the West Virginia National Guard participates in presenting and retiring the colors.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Attendees to the event bow their heads in prayer.


Beth Sergent | OVP

A closer look at the proposed flood wall mural.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Mayor Brian Billings reads the names of those lost in the Silver Bridge tragedy while Martha and Ruth Fout ring a bell following each name.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Members of the West Virginia National Guard at the event.


Erin Perkins | OVP

The West Virginia National Guard band plays The National Anthem.


Erin Perkins | OVP

Those attending the reception held at Trinity UM Church’s community building screened a film about the Silver Bridge Disaster put together by the West Virginia Department of Highways.


Beth Sergent | OVP

Steve and Annie Chapman perform “The Silver Bridge.”


Beth Sergent | OVP

Mason County Commission President Tracy Doolittle and Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings unveil an artistic rendering of a flood wall mural which will be placed on the flood wall panel where the Silver Bridge entered at 6th Street.

Ruth and Martha Fout ring a bell as the names of each victim lost in the Silver Bridge Disaster is read by Mayor Brian Billings and displayed on the video monitors.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, III, speaks at the Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony hosted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

Brandye Hendrickson, the acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, speaks on highway safety at the event.

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the event held inside a tent along 6th Street near the bridge site.

From left, Annie and Steve Chapman, Micheal Chirico, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Tom Smith, the secretary for the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

A member of the West Virginia National Guard participates in presenting and retiring the colors.

Attendees to the event bow their heads in prayer.

A closer look at the proposed flood wall mural.

Mayor Brian Billings reads the names of those lost in the Silver Bridge tragedy while Martha and Ruth Fout ring a bell following each name.

Members of the West Virginia National Guard at the event.

The West Virginia National Guard band plays The National Anthem.

Those attending the reception held at Trinity UM Church’s community building screened a film about the Silver Bridge Disaster put together by the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Steve and Annie Chapman perform “The Silver Bridge.”

Mason County Commission President Tracy Doolittle and Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings unveil an artistic rendering of a flood wall mural which will be placed on the flood wall panel where the Silver Bridge entered at 6th Street.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-2.jpgMason County Commission President Tracy Doolittle and Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings unveil an artistic rendering of a flood wall mural which will be placed on the flood wall panel where the Silver Bridge entered at 6th Street. Beth Sergent | OVP

Ruth and Martha Fout ring a bell as the names of each victim lost in the Silver Bridge Disaster is read by Mayor Brian Billings and displayed on the video monitors.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-5.jpgRuth and Martha Fout ring a bell as the names of each victim lost in the Silver Bridge Disaster is read by Mayor Brian Billings and displayed on the video monitors. Beth Sergent | OVP

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, III, speaks at the Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony hosted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-6.jpgU.S. Senator Joe Manchin, III, speaks at the Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony hosted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Beth Sergent | OVP

Brandye Hendrickson, the acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, speaks on highway safety at the event.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-8.jpgBrandye Hendrickson, the acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, speaks on highway safety at the event. Beth Sergent | OVP

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the event held inside a tent along 6th Street near the bridge site.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-9.jpgU.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the event held inside a tent along 6th Street near the bridge site. Beth Sergent | OVP

From left, Annie and Steve Chapman, Micheal Chirico, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Tom Smith, the secretary for the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-10.jpgFrom left, Annie and Steve Chapman, Micheal Chirico, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Tom Smith, the secretary for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Beth Sergent | OVP

A member of the West Virginia National Guard participates in presenting and retiring the colors.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-11.jpgA member of the West Virginia National Guard participates in presenting and retiring the colors. Beth Sergent | OVP

Attendees to the event bow their heads in prayer.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-12.jpgAttendees to the event bow their heads in prayer. Beth Sergent | OVP

A closer look at the proposed flood wall mural.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-17.jpgA closer look at the proposed flood wall mural. Beth Sergent | OVP

Mayor Brian Billings reads the names of those lost in the Silver Bridge tragedy while Martha and Ruth Fout ring a bell following each name.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-19.jpgMayor Brian Billings reads the names of those lost in the Silver Bridge tragedy while Martha and Ruth Fout ring a bell following each name. Beth Sergent | OVP

Members of the West Virginia National Guard at the event.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-Guard-1.jpgMembers of the West Virginia National Guard at the event. Erin Perkins | OVP

The West Virginia National Guard band plays The National Anthem.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-Guard-2.jpgThe West Virginia National Guard band plays The National Anthem. Erin Perkins | OVP

Those attending the reception held at Trinity UM Church’s community building screened a film about the Silver Bridge Disaster put together by the West Virginia Department of Highways.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-Movie.jpgThose attending the reception held at Trinity UM Church’s community building screened a film about the Silver Bridge Disaster put together by the West Virginia Department of Highways. Beth Sergent | OVP

Steve and Annie Chapman perform “The Silver Bridge.”
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/12/web1_12.16-chapmans.jpgSteve and Annie Chapman perform “The Silver Bridge.” Beth Sergent | OVP
Silver Bridge Memorial Ceremony

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