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Commerce Expected to Flow With New Wellsburg Bridge


As crews prepare to put in place the 830-foot-long main span of a 1,800-foot link between Brilliant and an area about a mile south of Wellsburg, local leaders and others are reflecting on the future bridge’s impact on their communities. 

“We’re really excited to see what the future holds and hopefully it will bring some more businesses into Brilliant,” said Allison Yanssens, one of three trustees who oversee Wells Township, whose 27.1 square miles in southern Jefferson County include the unincorporated community. 

Plans call for the bridge to extend from W.Va. 2 to the intersection of Third and Cleaver streets in Brilliant, from which vehicles may access Ohio 7. 

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