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Bridge workers rewarded for their efforts

Laborer’s Local 809 and Ohio LECET, an organization formed by laborers and union contractors, treated workers on the Wellsburg-Brilliant Ohio River Bridge to lunch from an area food truck Friday in recognition of their hard work on the $131 million project. Clint Powell, business manager for Local 809, noted it involves close to 90 craftsmen in various trades, from iron workers involved in producing the overall structure to carpenters building forms for the decks. Linking the intersection of Third and Cleaver streets in Brilliant to state Route 2 about a mile south of Wellsburg, the 1,600 foot long span is expected to be completed next fall.

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