The Wheeling Suspension Bridge
The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, shown Thursday, May 8, 2003, connecting Wheeling, W.Va., and Wheeling Island, was built in the 1840’s and is part of this scenic byway. This weekend, the Federal Highway Administration and the six-state National Road Alliance are launching a campaign to get even more people traveling the 800-mile road scenic byway that stretches from Cumberland, Md., to Vandalia, Ill. (AP Photo | Charles P. Saus)

West Virginia Suspension Bridge Reopens

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia suspension bridge has reopened more than a month after it was closed when a charter bus weighing well over the weight limit crossed the span.

The state Division of Highways says in a news release the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was opened to traffic Tuesday.

A charter bus weighing more than the bridge’s 2-ton limit crossed the bridge in late June, leading to the bridge’s closure. The driver of the bus was cited for the overweight vehicle and failing to obey a traffic control device.

The statement says vertical barriers of 7 feet, 6 inches have been installed at the entrances. Motorists also must maintain a minimum 50-foot distance between vehicles.