Southside Bridge in Charleston to close for repairs this weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston’s Southside Bridge will be closed this weekend for repairs, according to the city.

The bridge, which connects downtown Charleston to the city’s Amtrak station, will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 4:30 a.m. Monday,

The repairs are being done by Triton Construction. They are part of a planned $2.3 million bridge rehabilitation project by the city as part of its ongoing infrastructure maintenance program.

Alternative routes for crossing the Kanawha River include the Eugene A. Carter Bridge on Interstate 64, the Patrick Street Bridge, the 35th and 36th Street bridges in the Kanawha City area and the Charles “Chuck” Yeager Bridge on Interstates 64/77.