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Commuters file lawsuit against CSX following bridge collapse

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Several people living in Berkeley County are demanding to be repaid for the extra 22-mile detour they have to drive each day after a bridge collapsed over a railroad track.

More than 30 people have filed a lawsuit against CSX transportation. Last month, a train hit the bridge at Cypress Garden Road making it impassable.

The $2 million replacement project won't be finished until this fall, until then motorists will have to navigate a 22-mile detour.

A lawyer representing the defendants claims his clients are forced to spend five to ten extra hours each week commuting, and that equals more money on gas.

CSX had no comment.

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