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BEGIN WV 251: 0 - 0
US 40, WV 2: 0.3 - 0.3
Creation: WV 251 was designated by 1980, running the way it does now. Previously this had been designated as US 40 ALT though it is unclear if it was a direct renumbering. This is the only WV 251.
Improvements: Upon designation, WV 251 was fully paved; no multilane segments.
Comment: WV 251 is assigned to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge which opened in 1849. This bridge carried US 40-250 until about 1957.
Official maps back to at least 1973 show this as a route but unlabeled.
WV 251 is limited to 2 tons for a vehicle and wehicles must maintain a separation. This is because the bridge was designed for the horse and buggy days.
WV 251 shown explicitly
Page last modified 13 May 2022