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Temporary bridge planned for Pickens Co. after partial collapse

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The collapsed bridge along Six Mile Creek. (Aug. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina) The collapsed bridge along Six Mile Creek. (Aug. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A bridge in Pickens County that partially collapsed because of heavy rains and flooding in early August is set to get a temporary replacement.

The temporary bridge is expected to be installed and the road reopened for the end of October, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

The bridge on Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek in Pickens was closed on Aug. 6 when one of the month's heavy rainstorms caused a partial collapse. Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill three days later that allowed SCDOT to request funds from the Federal Highway Administration for the bridge.

SCDOT said they plan to keep the temporary bridge in place until the end of the current school year because it provides access to Daniel High School.

The building of a new bridge is planned for the beginning of the summer of 2014.

SCDOT said the current detour around this damaged bridge is 4.62 miles.

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