Both lanes reopen after 18-wheeler goes over U.S. 501 bridge

Crews called after 18-wheeler goes off Conway bridge

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person was sent to the hospital Thursday after an 18-wheeler went over the guard rail of the U.S. 501 Bypass bridge, according to officials.

The northbound lanes of Highway 501 were reopened as of 5:30 p.m.

City of Conway spokesperson June Wood said the South Carolina Department of Transportation will be on scene for the next few hours inspecting the damage to the bridge. She added crews are working to determine what steps need to be taken to secure the guard rail.

Traffic will be impacted for the next few hours, according to Wood.

Officials also confirmed to WMBF News that the city plans to bring a crane Friday morning to get the truck out of the ditch.

The Conway Police Department, Conway Fire Department and Horry County Fire Rescue have also responded to the scene.

Check back for updates.

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