Developing: Wheeling Suspension Bridge to Be Closed for At Least Another Month

WHEELING — State highway officials on Monday told city officials they will keep the 170-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge closed for another month as they make repairs and improvements after a tour bus went across the span more than a month ago.

Along with making structural repairs, one of the plans the state will enact will be to put a hard barrier at the bridge’s entrances downtown and on Wheeling Island. This would stop vehicles such as dump trucks and tour buses from crossing the span.

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