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Posted: 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Greg Suskin
YORK COUNTY, S.C. —
Department of Transportation crews are trying to repair a busy stretch of Interstate 77 for commuters in York County.For most of Wednesday, a 3-mile stretch of I-77 over Celanese Road was closed off to truck drivers after crews discovered a hole in the bridge.It is just 7 miles north of where transportation crews found another hole on a bridge over Porter Ridge.
"That problem is not going to make me very happy at all," said Rock Hill driver Robert Baker.
"I guess I'm not going to get on the highway anytime soon," said S.C. driver Katie Burr.Eyewitness News found out what crews are doing to get the lanes back open.The new hole on the bridge over Celanese Road was found on Tuesday when DOT crews looked at the paint job that was just finished on the underside of the bridge.Rebar inside the concrete was exposed.Early on Wednesday morning, the DOT used the electronic message board to urge big trucks to stay out of the right two lanes over the bridge.They said it is not an immediate danger, but they want to keep as much weight off that side of the road as possible.Bridges are inspected every one to two years.On Thursday morning after rush hour, the DOT plans to close two of the northbound lanes on the bridge and fix the hole. They hope to have the job done by the evening rush
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