Simpson Creek bridge deemed structurally defiecient, set to clos - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Simpson Creek bridge deemed structurally defiecient, set to close June 1

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridge on Watson Shortcut Road near Loris.

SCDOT Maintenance Forces rated the bridge as structurally deficient. 

The bridge is tentatively scheduled to be closed on Jun. 1, 2015. 

Barring any unforeseen delays, the bridge should be reopened to traffic by approximately Sept. 21, 2015.

The proposed detour route is Highway 348, Daisy Road, Red Bluff Road and Highway 66. The net detour length is 4.61 miles.

For more information, contact District Bridge Engineer Jason Thompson at (843) 661-4710.

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