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The first ever bridge to span the Ohio River, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a National Historic Landmark since 1975. It was opened to traffic in 1851 and designed by Charles Ellet Jr., who also participated in the creation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge.

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge measures of 1010 feet long. It was rebuilt in the late 1850s to early 1860s after a strong windstorm damaged the deck of the bridge.

Currently, there are a good amount of limitations to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Since it was built and designed before automobiles were invented, its strength is fairly inadequate to the weights that most vehicles carry today. Due to this, trucks are not allowed on the bridge and the amount of cars crossing at one time is restricted to a specific number.
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