May 12, 2021 Memorial Bridge sale clears first reading at Parkersburg City Council
Parkersburg City Council President Zach Stanley, left, speaks during Tuesday’s council meeting at the Municipal Building as Councilmen Chris Rexroad and Austin Richards listen. (Photo by Evan Bevins)
PARKERSBURG — The first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of the Memorial Bridge to a private entity was approved on first reading by Parkersburg City Council on Tuesday.
Council voted 8-0, with Councilwoman Jessica Cottrille absent, to approve the contract with United Bridge Partners of Colorado, which proposes giving the city $4 million for the span and commencing an approximately $50 million rehabilitation project to keep the bridge operational for at least another five decades.