Catawba bridge near Tega Cay closed

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 10, 2013 

A York County bridge acting as a tributary to the Catawba River was officially closed Thursday after state highway officials noticed that the sand and rock sediments around its abutments were breaking down.

Officials with the state Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Division had been monitoring the bridge since May, according to a SCDOT press release. After another review Thursday, they decided to close the bridge, originally built in 1955.

The bridge, standing near Tega Cay and Gray Rock Road at 42 feet in length with three 14-foot spans, is a federal aid secondary route, the release states. Officials are investigating options for repair or replacement.

Thursday afternoon, workers were setting up a 3.5 mile detour.

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