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Historic Suspension Bridge Open After Inspection


The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has reopened after an inspection crew found no damage to the historic structure.

The West Virginia Division of Highways closed the span last week after an overweight Greyhound bus drove across it. The weight limit on the bridge is 2 tons.

Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimballl says the bus driver was lost and got stuck trying to cross the bridge. He says the bus eventually made it across, but sustained roof damage. The driver was cited.

West Virginia Division of Highways officials decided to close the bridge to traffic to assess whether it sustained any structural damage.

Carrie Bly with the Division of Highways announced Tuesday that the bridge wasn’t damaged and it has reopened.