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What Does $50 Million Buy At South Carolina DOT

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South Carolina will spend $50 million on replacing bridges. South Carolina will spend $50 million on replacing bridges.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It's money set aside by the South Carolina Legislature just for bridge repair.

Act 98, passed this year, set aside as much as $50 million for bridge replacement and repair.  

According to the law : "There is transferred to the Department of Transportation an amount of h  Fiscal Year 2012-2013 general fund revenue not to exceed $50,000,000.. to be used solely by the department for bridge replacement and rehabilitation."

Now the state has identified 90 bridge projects that could be funded with that money.  To see a complete list broken down by county, click here.

The 90 bridges are mostly "maintenance bridges", meaning they are shorter than 150 feet.  Most were built in the 1950s and 1960s and all are either closed or have weight restrictions.

There are 422 bridges statewide that meet those criteria.

Now the state is asking for public comment on the bridges selected.

To make your voice heard, either contact :

 Mr. Mark Pleasant (Statewide Planning Chief at SCDOT, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202),

Or fill our
this email form.
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