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Overweight vehicle crosses, closes West Virginia bridge

July 1, 2019

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A charter bus weighing well over the weight limit crossed a West Virginia suspension bridge causing it to temporarily close.

News outlets report a charter bus weighing more than the bridge’s 2-ton (1.8-metric ton) limit crossed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge on Saturday leading to the bridge’s closure.

Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl says the driver of the bus was cited for the overweight vehicle and failing to obey a traffic control device.

The bridge remained closed Monday morning until an inspector can ensure it’s structurally sound.

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