Ben Sawyer trouble forces manual openings and closings

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Ben Sawyer Bridge is currently experiencing some technical difficulties which require it to be manually opened and closed.

The bridge was opened Thursday morning at 6 a.m. and will be opened again at 3 p.m. if boats are waiting.  Opening and closing the bridge's swing span manually takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

The SC Department of Transportation will publish an opening schedule Thursday afternoon for Friday should the problem persist.

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