WHEELING, W.Va. — The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been closed until further notice after an overweight vehicle drove on it Saturday evening.
Wheeling Police announced that the bridge has been closed because a coach bus crossed just before 7 p.m, violating the historic bridge’s weight limit.
A West Virginia Division of Highways crew is set to inspect it and decide when the bridge will reopen.
The driver of the bus was cited for being an overweight vehicle and failure to maintain a traffic control device.
Wheeling celebrated the bridge’s 170th birthday last week.
The Suspension Bridge is CLOSED until further notice after a bus drove over it around 6:45 p.m. @WVDOT is sending a crew to inspect & will make the call on when to reopen.
➡️The driver was CITED for being an overweight vehicle & failure to maintain a traffic control device. pic.twitter.com/dtMb6rr4ED
— Wheeling, WV Police (@WheelingPolice) June 30, 2019