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Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge (1977)


View from a distance

Photo taken June 2005 by James Adorno

BH Photo #109025

Street Views 


After the Silver Bridge disaster on December 15, 1967 downstream in Point Pleasant, the nearly-identical old Hi Carpenter Bridge was deemed unsafe and was closed and demolished. This new bridge was opened in 1977 to replace it.


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 807/OH 807 at St. Marys
St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1977.
- E. Lionel Pavlo Engineering Co.
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 2,583.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Also called
St. Marys Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38885, -81.21487   (decimal degrees)
39°23'20" N, 81°12'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/481495/4359950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raven Rock
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 35452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 4, 2019: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • October 16, 2019: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
  • July 27, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 30, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Added NBI data, Street View
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photo from James Adorno

Related Bridges 



Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge
Posted December 12, 2019, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just visited this bridge, and it is painted pink. Are there any other bridges painted this color?

St. Marys Bridge
Posted January 30, 2018, by Mark Goudy (mark [dot] e [dot] goudy [at] gmail [dot] com)

The name of this bridge is Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge although, as others have commented, I believe the pictures are of the wrong bridge.

There is also another short bridge that goes to an island in St Marys that I don't see listed here.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted April 2, 2013, by Travis (lee [dot] shultz [at] gmail [dot] com)

I do not have any photo's handy but can add them later.

That St. Marys bridge is in used today an is not 'completely' a lost structure.

Most of it has been taken down but part of is use to take car and foot traffic to the near by island called Middle Island.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Silver Bridge is listed in Mason County, WV and Gallia County, Ohio. As far as I know, the bridge has always been listed that way, since the eastern landing of the Silver Bridge was in Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virgina.

There is precious little information, that I've been able to find anyway, about the bridge at St. Marys that was of similar design to the Silver Bridge. In the essay on the Silver Bridge page, there is reference to the St. Marys bridge closing shortly after the collapse of the Silver Bridge. It was demolished in 1971.

If you have any information about that bridge, especially photographs of it, please send them to us so we can document this lost structure.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Silver Bridge is listed, but it was in Mason County, not Pleasants County. Its page is http://www.bridgehunter.com/oh/gallia/silver/

The bridge I don't see listed here is its near-clone, which was on or near the site of the bridge shown here that was closed and demolished almost immediately after the failure of the Silver Bridge.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted October 23, 2007, by Sharmon Loggains (cowgirl [at] dtisp [dot] com)

I couldn't understand why there are no pictures of the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant that collapsed in 1967 on this site.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted August 6, 2006, by Alan Hall (alanhall7 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This photo is NOT the St. Marys Bridge. This photo is of the New Martinsville Bridge, which is about 25 miles north of the St. Marys Bridge. In the foreground is the Hannibal Locks & Dam, located at the New Martinsville Bridge.