Associated Press Published

Accident Closes Historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge


The historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge is closed after being damaged in a traffic accident.

WTRF-TV reports that a pickup truck hit the bridge Tuesday night.

The state’s Wednesday road and bridge closure report says the suspension bridge is shut down until further notice.

Built in 1849, the suspension bridge is a National Historic Landmark. It connects downtown Wheeling to Wheeling Island over the main channel of the Ohio River.