Oct 262011
 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is providing notification to the public of increased cost estimates for the proposed replacement of the US 78 Bridge over CSX Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railroad and Meeting street in Charleston as part of a statewide transportation improvement program.

Due to significant ground improvements that are required to meet seismic performance requirements, an additional $7.55 million will be needed for the project.

The SCDOT proposed to replace the aging structure with a new bridge, which also corrects the current substandard clearances over the railroad tracks and Meeting Street.

The bridge, constructed in 1926, is load posted with truck restrictions based on its condition and its replacement will improve safety for users and residents.

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