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Hearing Set on Bridge Plan at Marooned Elkview Mall

Flood, Elkview

A federal bankruptcy judge has scheduled a hearing to consider a financing plan for an access bridge at a West Virginia shopping center to replace one that was destroyed in last summer’s flooding.Flood, Elkview

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Patrick Flatley on Thursday scheduled an April 6 hearing in Clarksburg on mall owner Tara Retail Group’s intentions to build a new bridge at the Crossings Mall in Elkview. The owner filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just prior to a January auction for the mall property.

Kanawha County Commission president Kent Carper says he’s confident the matter will be resolved soon.

About 500 people have been unable to return to work since June floods washed out the bridge. Many of the workers were laid off.