SCDOT: 2 key bridges replaced ahead of schedule
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:30:55 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina transportation officials say two emergency bridge repairs on major highways in the state have been completed weeks ahead of schedule.
The Department of Transportation said Thursday that work was finished Oct. 22 on the Interstate 95 bridge over Lake Marion some 19 days ahead of schedule. The work to repair deteriorating concrete on the bridge required crews to shut down one lane on the busy route that takes travelers up and down the East Coast.See related stories SC DOT board approves project complementing I-73 I-95 bridge repairs will close lane for at least 10 weeks SC DOT delaying $24M in paving work in 18 counties
The DOT says work to replace the state Highway 150 bridge over Interstate 85 near Gaffney finished on Oct. 21, four weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge had to be demolished and replaced after a truck crashed into it on May 23, damaging the support columns beyond repair.