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Jennings Randolph Bridge repairs

Starting today, travelers of the Jennings Randolph Bridge, which leads from Ohio to West Virginia, will note some traffic changes. According to Chester Police Chief Chuck Stanley, extensive restoration efforts will begin that will necessitate the bridge switching to single-lane traffic in each direction for the next few months. No definite date has been given. The bridge, which was erected in 1977 and described by Wikipedia as “the largest Pratt truss bridge in North America,” will see new bolts changed out at the crossbeams, patching of the concrete and repainting. It spans 754 feet over the Ohio River between East Liverpool and Chester and replaced the 1877 Chester Bridge.

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