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Ravenel Bridge subject to speeding, accidents

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Officials say the Ravenel Bridge linking Charleston and Mount Pleasant is subject to both speeding and accidents.

On Monday, the brakes failed on an 18-wheeler on the entrance ramp from Interstate 526 east and the truck plowed into a state truck and a police car. There were no serious injuries. Back in 2006 another motorist hit a police car that was parked checking for speeders.

In the past three years there have been more than 80 accidents on the eight-lane bridge.

Speed is a problem on the 7-year-old bridge and at night police regularly cite drivers doing more than 100 mph.

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