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Suspension Bridge in Wheeling Closed After Cable Snapped


Police in Wheeling say a suspension bridge has been closed after a cable snapped.

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was closed Friday morning. Media outlets report the cable was on a snapped power line near a jogging trail.

In 2013, the bridge was closed after a corroded cable on top of the span snapped on the downtown Wheeling side. The cable helps to keep the bridge from swaying.

The suspension bridge was built in 1860 and connects downtown to Wheeling Island over the main channel of the Ohio River. It replaced a suspension bridge built in 1849 that was damaged by a storm in 1854.