BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) –
The new Cypress Gardens Road Bridge opened at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
SCDOT Spokesman James Law says the bridge was completed earlier in September, but work was necessary on the access roads leading to the bridge as well as adding line markers.
Law said the bridge would have been opened sooner, but several rainy delays delayed the project. Even with the rain delays, the project remained nearly a month ahead of schedule. He says there was a substantial incentive in place for Cape Romain Contractors to finish before the October 25 deadline.