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Will the Socastee Bridge Be Removed? AICW Statute Mile 371, Socastee, SC

In response to our posting announcing the neared completion of the Carolina Bays Parkway Bridge, one of our readers hopefully asked if this means the closure of the famous (infamous?) Socastee Bridge just north of the new bridge. The answer from today’s Bridge Tender is “No!” Not only is the Socastee Bridge an historical landmark, it is a major conduit for local vehicular traffic, especially school buses. The after school hours of 2:30-4:00 are not a good time to be asking for an opening. The unduty Tender also admitted that local drivers often ignore the bridge’s red lights and drive on, further slowing a requested opening.

Will the new bridge finally close Socastee Bridge?
Charles R Jones

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (2)

  1. John Padaris -  February 24, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Then leave it in the up position

  2. Ron Widman -  February 15, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    We have friends who live on the ICW just north of the bridge. I asked them why the swing bridge remained after the high rise bridge was completed. They told me that the locals wanted the bridge kept in place and had it declared “historic” so it wouldn’t be removed.


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