Pickens Co. bridge damaged in rains to be replaced
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 last year is planned to get a permanent replacement.
The temporary bridge at Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek will be removed and the road will be closed during the replacement, which is planned to begin at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
Debris flowing through the creek after a day of heavy rain hit the piling, knocking down part of the bridge's support in August 2013.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation said they hope to have the permanent bridge open to traffic prior to the 2015-2016 school year.
The detour suggested by SCDOT Secondary Road 124 (Smith Memorial Highway) to SC Route 133 to Secondary Road 291 (Old Seneca Road) back to Jones Mill Road with an overall travel length of approximately 7.2 miles.
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