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Work on 17th Street West Bridge has started

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Work started Monday on a four-week inspection of the Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge, commonly referred as the 17th Street West Bridge.

This year's inspection is being handled by a consultant on behalf of the state Division of Highways. Its work will cause one lane of the bridge to be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some work is also possible on Saturday and Sunday.

Jonathan Clark, of the local district's bridge section, said scheduling of the lane closure was designed to avoid the morning and evening commutes.

At the same time, the Highways Division will replacing its lighting system on the U.S. 52 approach, just south of the bridge. That will consist of mainly shoulder work with occasional lane closures.

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