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Elkview Shopping Center Can't Reopen for at Least 2 Months

Flood, Elkview

Elkview residents will have to wait at least two more months for a shopping center to reopen after an access bridge collapsed earlier last month during massive flash-flooding.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a new bridge to Crossings Mall isn’t expected to be completed for at least another eight weeks.

Beth Abruzzino, director of facilities maintenance for Plaza Management, told shopping center tenants in an email that the ownership expects construction to begin within a week and take eight weeks.

In the month since the floods, little progress has been made on the bridge that connects customers and employees to restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and a hotel in the shopping center.

Abruzzino says the reason for the delay was that the bridge had to be permitted by multiple agencies.