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Dignitaries, hundreds of onlookers mark opening of new bridge linking St. Albans, Nitro
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, November 2, 2013 11:43 AM EST
A bridge replacing a 70-year-old span linking Nitro and St. Albans is open for traffic.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Sen. Joe Manchin were among the dignitaries on hand Friday to mark the opening of the span to traffic. It opened to foot traffic Thursday night.
Instead of a ribbon cutting, a construction worker used a blowtorch to cut through a chain.
Hundreds looked on as the new span made its debut.
A new trophy for the annual football rivalry game between St. Albans and Nitro is made from steel from the old span.