Wheeling Island residents were left disappointed Tuesday night, after failing to receive an expected update from the state on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

The bridge was closed indefinitely in September, after the West Virginia Department of Highways said they want to preserve it and protect it from another hit by an illegal vehicle.

The Wheeling police chief offered some encouragement to residents, saying police could use the suspension bridge, but only in the case of an emergency. West Virginia Senator Bill Ihlenfeld attended Tuesday night’s crime watch meeting, which was heavily focused the bridge.

The WVDOH was invited to the meeting and was expected to attend and offer an update on the bridge situation. They were not there. Ihlenfeld plans to talk to the state, and hopes to get a representative from the DOH at the next crime watch meeting in November.