W. Va. suspension bridge reopens to traffic after nearly two months of closure

Updated Sep 3, 2019

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The Wheeling Suspension Bridge in West Virginia reopened to traffic on August 13. The bridge was closed for nearly two months after a charter bus weighing more than the bridge’s 2-ton limit crossed it, KDKA reports.

The bus driver was cited for failing to obey traffic control signs.

The West Virginia Division of Highways issued a statement saying that 7-foot, 6-inch vertical barriers were installed at the entrances, and that drivers must maintain a 50-foot minimum distance between vehicles.