MCDOWELL COUNTY– The West Virginia Division Highways will be closing a bridge located on County Route 13 in Gary to allow for the installation of a temporary bridge on top of the existing structure.
The bridge located at Mile Post 0.01, near the junction of WV 103 and CO 13, will close Saturday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. and is anticipated to reopen by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.
The current structure cannot handle the weight of trucks from a nearby coal mining facility. This emergency fix will allow all traffic to utilize the bridge until another temporary structure is installed in the coming months.
There will be no detour. The Division of Highways is working with local emergency services to assure they can be accommodated during the closure.