Wheeling Bridge Closed After Overweight Bus Drives Over It

Mar 25, 2016

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been closed after an overweight Greyhound bus drove across it.

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Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball tells media outlets that the incident happened around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Kimball says it appears the bus driver was lost and got stuck trying to cross the bridge. He says the bus eventually made it across the bridge, but sustained damage to its roof.

Kimball says the unnamed bus driver was cited for driving an overweight vehicle across the bridge.

West Virginia Division of Highways officials decided to shut down the bridge while they assess whether any structural damage was done.

DOH District 6 Manager Gus Suwaid says it could be closed for a few days.

Greyhound officials say in a statement that the company is investigating the incident.