Thursday, July 18 2024

 

According to Channel 9’s Tina Terry, more debris has fallen today in Rock Hill from the I-77 overpass onto Celanese road. This is not the first incident of something like this occurring. SCDOT had a crew on the scene this afternoon ready to fix the problem.. A witness said they saw a grapefruit sized chunk of the bridge fall onto the ground. Last summer, drivers had reported similar findings. DOT said then that it was surface damage to the bridge and not structural.

 

SCDOT statement below

 

 

SCDOT crews responded to Celanese Road earlier today after reports that pieces of concrete were falling from the I-77 bridge over Celanese Road. SCDOT crews made repairs to the bridge deck and at this time the repairs are complete and all the traveling lanes are open.

 

We want to make it very clear that if a bridge is unsafe for travel, SCDOT takes immediate action to close the bridge. Because of the condition of the bridge deck, we currently perform weekly checks and maintenance on this bridge to make surface repairs. SCDOT recently committed an additional $1.5 million in funding to perform more in depth deck repairs and patching on the I-77 bridges in York and Chester counties, including this one. We encourage community members to stay tuned to our website for updates on that project.

 

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this bridge and make repairs as needed. We appreciate the continued patience of drivers in the area as we work to make repairs.

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