Update: Koon Road Bridge

Many of you have no doubt been inconvenienced with this closure and I’ve been working with SCDOT for a fix.

This bridge (like many in our area) has been scheduled for a complete rebuilt in the upcoming months (actually next year). Instead of having to wait for that, SCDOT is moving forward with repairs.

Keep in mind, this doesn’t happen overnight. They have saved money with an “in house design” and are currently trying to find a contractor who won’t take advantage of the situation and upcharge a tremendous amount to fix in the next 60-90 days.

Stay tuned…but it’ll be end of summer before we can use the bridge again. PLEASE DO NOT EVEN WALK OR RIDE A BIKE OVER THE BRIDGE UNTIL IT IS REPAIRED. IT IS CLOSED FOR ANY TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Comments

  1. Tracey Hagerty says

    Rep. Ballentine is correct. DO NOT EVEN WALK OR RIDE A BIKE OVER THE BRIDGE! In 1983 a section of the bridge over the Mianus river in Greenwich, CT collapsed killing three. You cannot see if the structure underneath is sound.

  2. Jim Johnson says

    Then it’s also unsafe to drive under it.