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Suspension bridge to remain closed another month

July 23, 2019

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia suspension bridge will remain closed for another month so crews can make needed repairs and improvements.

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been closed since a charter bus weighing well over the 2-ton (1.8-metric ton) weight limit crossed the span on June 29 and compromised its integrity.

The Intelligencer reports state highway officials say along with making structural repairs, the state plans to put a hard barrier at the bridge’s entrances which would stop vehicles such as dump trucks and tour buses from crossing it.

Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl has said the driver of the bus was cited for the overweight vehicle and failing to obey a traffic control device.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

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