Work on New Bridge Over Ohio River Could Begin Next Month
The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission has learned work on the new Ohio River bridge could begin next month. The project was discussed by the regional board on Wednesday.
Mike Witherow, a traffic engineer for the West Virginia Division of Highways, said crews with the Flatiron Corp. of Broomfield, Colorado, have begun preliminary work for the $131 million bridge project.
Set for completion in 2021, the 830-foot tied-arch span will extend from the intersection of Third and Clever streets in Brilliant to an area of state Route 2 about a mile south of Wellsburg.