SCDOT has closed the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge near Highway 52 in Moncks Corner following an evening train derailment and collapse of the bridge crossing over the CSX Railroad tracks on Monday, April 28, 2014. In addition, a water line on the bridge was broken, disrupting service in that area. As of Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, the following actions have been taken:
This bridge has an Average Daily Traffic (ADT) count of 6200 vehicles. Trucks account for 5% of that traffic. Other facts related to this structure:
Variable message boards are in place advising motorists of the road closure and the detour route is being established. The net length of the detour is approximately 22 miles.
A detour map can be found at this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPHOTOS/CypressGardenRoadDetourPlan.pdf
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