Silver Bridge Collapse Remembered

​On December 15th, America remembers the 50th anniversary of the Silver Bridge Collapse. In 1967, a single defective eye bar pin caused the bridge, which connected Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH, to plunge into the Ohio River killing 46 people. The tragedy is remembered in the Small Town Monsters documentary “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” released earlier this year.

Directed by Seth Breedlove, the film features never before seen footage of the aftermath of the collapse, including teams recovering vehicles from the river. As the title suggests, the film takes viewers on a chronological journey through the 13th month period in which the winged creature “Mothman” terrorized the town of Point Pleasant.

However, the film respectfully pays tribute to those who lost their lives and the town that it impacted. As one interviewee states, “Everyone knew somebody who was on that bridge.”

The feature length documentary was released earlier this year with much success, topping multiple charts on Amazon. The film is now under digital distribution with Terror Films and has recently been released on iTunes, Google Play, and a number of other platforms.

To learn more about “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” and other Small Town Monsters’ Films, visit

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