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July 8, 2014

Permanent barricades to be up at city bridge

FAIRMONT — Permanent barricades blocking vehicle and pedestrian access to Fairmont’s Fourth Street Bridge will soon be in place.

At Tuesday’s Fairmont City Council meeting, Jay Rogers, Fairmont City Manager, said that he expects the permanent barricades to be installed by the end of the week.

The Fourth Street Bridge closed to all vehicles and pedestrians Monday, and will remain closed, after being deemed unsafe by the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Temporary barricades and barrels were put in place to block access to the bridge Monday.

Concrete barriers will be installed today, and fencing will be installed by the end of the work week, Rogers said.

The bridge was closed after a report submitted to the city from the West Virginia Division of Highways District 4 recommended the closure Monday. The city decided to follow that recommendation, taking steps to immediately close the bridge that day.

Find the full story in Wednesday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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Ronald Mersky speaks about recycling and solid waste during a recycling workshop Tuesday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center Exhibition Hall. Right, Jen Lowe (left) reaches for a Lego piece while she and Stacey Laudermilt build a design for a recycling center.

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