On October 15, 1924, a section of the steel bridge over the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia collapsed, killing one worker, Alfred Coulter of Moundsville. Coulter was one of 35 men repairing the bridge for the Wheeling Traction Company when it collapsed. The collapse caused major damage and inconvenience, requiring riders to transfer to buses until repairs were made. News accounts indicate a crowded streetcar had just finished crossing the bridge before it collapsed.
The Steel Bridge over the Ohio River in Wheeling opened in October 1891 as a toll bridge to provide access from the city to Wheeling Island. It was used by trolleys and pedestrians and drew crowds when it first opened.The Steel Bridge remained in use until it was demolished in 1962. (https://tinyurl.com/2j88hydj) (https://tinyurl.com/2rwncfax)