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3:23 am on Friday March 11, 2011

Minor updates, delays coming to Ben Sawyer Bridge Friday night

Image by TheDigitelAvoid using the Ben Sawyer Bridge to get from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island from 9 p.m. tonight, March 11th, to early morning Saturday, about 5 a.m. Lane striping, signage, and other items will be added to the bridge as the...
11:49 am on Friday February 11, 2011

Three times in a year: New Ben Sawyer bridge disappoints

Image by Flickr user nojich The new Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivan's Island opened just about a year ago, and it's already malfunctioned three times, stopping traffic. The latest issues for the $30 million swing-span bridge was the failure of a $25...
4:44 am on Friday August 20, 2010

Minor retrofitting to Ben Sawyer Bridge coming soon

Image by Flickr user scpetrelThe final bought of construction on the new Ben Sawyer Bridge is expected to begin by the end of summer and take a month to complete. Crews will be driving two additional support piles next to the existing piles on the...
1:23 am on Thursday March 11, 2010

The New Ben Sawyer Bridge

Image by Joseph Nienstedt Cars whiz down the new Ben Sawyer Bridge in this time-lapse photo with all colors but red pulled out of it.
8:49 am on Sunday February 21, 2010

New Ben Sawyer Bridge span gets stuck for 45 minutes

The brand new span of the Ben Sawyer Bridge got stuck in the open position for about 45 minutes on the warm Saturday morning of February 21st.  An understandable glitch, but hardly a great PR moment for the new bit of infrastructure. 
3:26 am on Friday February 19, 2010

On again, off again: Ben Sawyer Bridge closure to finally happen (update: done!)

Image by S.C. DOT The new span. Update February 21: And the bridge got stuck. Update February 19: The bridge has been replaced and is open to traffic (as is the waterway.) Update February 6: Well, can you believe that. The bridge closing has been...
9:48 am on Tuesday February 9, 2010

Ben Sawyer Bridge's new span and old span come face to face

The replacement of the Ben Sawyer Bridge's main span is finally underway -- while that's not a terribly exciting turn of the wheel, I do dig this photo by The Post and Courier of the old new spans side-by-side. Check it out here and get the paper's...
11:16 am on Wednesday January 13, 2010

Sullivan's bridge, waterway closure back on. This time for February

Image by S.C. DOT A rendering of the new span.The on-again off-again closure of the main route onto Sullivan's Island and the Intracoastal Waterway is back on for early February. The Ben Sawyer Bridge and waterway are being closed so the main span...
1:20 pm on Wednesday December 2, 2009

Ben Sawyer Bridge closure postponed until January

Image by Flickr user scpetrel It was announced today that the 10-day closure of the Ben Sawyer Bridge has been postponed until some time in January.
1:50 am on Monday November 9, 2009

Waterway closure for Ben Sawyer Bridge work pushed back to no sooner than Nov. 30

Image by S.C. DOTImage by 20091109-bridge.jpg A rendering of the new span.A seven-day closure of the Intracoastal Waterway near Mount Pleasant has been pushed back again to "no sooner than November 30." Earlier this year the closure was expected to ...