The West Virginia Division of Highways is developing a rehabilitation project for the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. While the rehabilitation project is ongoing it has been brought to our attention that motorists continue to ignore the weight limit/clearance warning signs resulting in accidents causing damage to the bridge. To avoid future damage to the bridge, two options have been evaluated.
• Option #1- Option #1 will install concrete pedestal foundations and vertical clearance signs on both sides of the bridge.
• Option #2- Option #2 will install stone masonry anchor foundations and vertical clearance signs on both sides of the bridge. Steel anchor rods will be placed into the stone masonry to provide stability for the signs without the need for oversize pedestals.
Considering the historic nature and the need to preserve the bridge from further damage, the WVDOH feels that Option #2 is the less intrusive of the two options.
Comments were due by Wednesday, October 26, 2016 for this project.
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