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Wheeling Suspension Bridge renovation project, 1999: Report, Spring 1999

Wheeling Suspension Bridge renovation project, 1999: Report, Spring 1999

Suspension Bridge Renovation

Engineer's Progress Report

Current Work

American Bridge continues to construct a temporary catwalk along the main cables, this will allow access for future cable wrap and repair

American Bridge continues the removal and replacement of the Steel Grid Deck, moving from east to west

Bayliss & Ramey, Inc. continues work on placing conduit in preparation to install the new electrical control station on the southeast corner of the bridge

Conomos is cleaning the top flanges of the floorbeams during the deck removal process

Beginning repairs to the Timber Truss - replacing truss members, castings, and lag bolts

Work Completed to Date (Updated 3-8-99)

Began work on Northeast Anchorage.

Cleaned and Primed Coated Steel Structure.

Misc. Steel Repairs - replaced deteriorating floorbeams, stiffeners, etc.

Began work on ornamental, Pedestrian and Navigational Lighting.

Removed the concrete backwall at each abutment

Placed new navigational lights

Material originally presented on the West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 website.


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