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Cable Snaps On Suspension Bridge

March 3, 2013

WHEELING — Motorists and pedestrians were forced to use alternate routes to and from Wheeling Island late Saturday afternoon after a routine inspection of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge showed that ......

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Ragnar

Mar-03-13 9:48 AM

Closed suspension bridge.

Closed off-ramps.

Closed Main Street (still).

Construction downtown.

Demolition downtown.

No economic development.

Welcome to Wheeling, boys!

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Chokingsmoker

Mar-03-13 10:46 AM

My sources inform me that West Virginia's, Division of Culture and History's, " comissioner", Sir Randall Reid-Smith is working diligently on this project.

I'm not sure if is true or not but the rumor is that the Suspension bridge is going to be moved to Pittsburgh, PA.

No West Virginia Tax money (I repeat NO WV TAX MONEY) will be used to relocate the structure.

"commissioner" Sir Randall Reid-Smith is quoted as saying that, "the bridge has out lived its usefulness to the commuity".

"It is not even really a worthwhile landmark anymore." Let us try to concentrate on saving the Capitol Theater ."

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GETACLUE

Mar-03-13 1:24 PM

This is OBQAMA'S FAULT due to his assault of our SECOND AMENDMENT. If he didn't dismantle the SECOND AMENDMENT the citizens would be out with assault weapons surrounding this bridge to prevent anyone from taking it up to Pittsburgh. Thanks Obama!

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Bossman011

Mar-03-13 2:10 PM

That bridge isn't going anywhere. WV wouldn't have the money to replace it.

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ArmenTamzarian

Mar-03-13 4:08 PM

lol@wheeling

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ArmenTamzarian

Mar-03-13 5:18 PM

PLEASE DON'T LET THE MAYOR KNOCK IT DOWN!

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Wheeldog

Mar-03-13 8:14 PM

The bridge exemplifies the general state of the nation's transportation infrastructure. The entire system is deteriorating faster than states and the nation can fix it. The cost of repairs to paving, drainage systems, retention walls, etc. is constantly increasing.

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walksabout

Mar-04-13 1:47 AM

The United States said on Sunday (John Kerry) would G-I-V-E Egypt our pledged $450 million in budget support funds,part of a $1 billion pledge by U.S. President Barack Obama ."The United States can and wants to do more," he said. Their deficit would hit 12.3 percent of GDP without such action, it forecast. No mention of any hillbilly bridge.

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Whoops

Mar-04-13 7:49 AM

When they close WHEELING ISLAND HOTEL, CASINO & RACETRACK they might as well just close the bridge too.

It would really save the taxpayers money by not having that pesky infrastructure to keep up.

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Wheeldog

Mar-04-13 8:09 PM

I seem to recall that when it was first constructed the Wheeling suspension bridge was the longest of its type in the U.S.. It has survived far longer than most, but it's time to replace it. Of course the same holds true for bridges and other transportation infrastructure throughout the nation. Many have far outlived their ability to survive the ravages of time, weather and traffic. Most people have little idea just how tenuous the U.S. transportation really is and how bringing it back to a state of full functionality will be enormously expensive. The alternative is disaster.

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