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Wheeling Suspension Bridge Back Open


Just last week the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was closed indefinitely after a Greyhound bus crossed over it.

The weight limit on the bridge is two tons, and the average Greyhound bus reportedly weighs more than 20.

This led to the bridge being closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic, making a lot of peoples commutes difficult.

West Virginia highways officials said they’d rather be safe than sorry and hired a specialized firm, HDR Engineering, to better assess any abnormalities or defects that may have resulted.

After a long six days, Carrie Bly with the West Virginia Division of Highways has announced Tuesday morning that the bridge is now open again.

The inspection crew from HDR Engineering found no damages done to the bridge.

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