BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - CSX transportation will pay for the cost of the replacement of a bridge that collapsed last month in Berkeley County.
In an email from CSX, a spokeswoman said CSX will reimburse the South Carolina Department of Transportation for the cost of the replacement, and has signed an agreement with DOT to do so.
In April, a train hit the bridge at Cypress Garden Road near Bushy Park Road making it impassable.
DOT spokesman Pete Poore says a train derailment took out the bridge the night of April 28, and CSX said they would make it right.
While the state is getting two million dollars in federal emergency replacement funds, Poore says the intention is to reimburse the Federal Highway Administation once the DOT is paid by CSX.
Poore says CSX is insured for this type of accident.
The next milestone for the bridge project comes the first week of June, when the DOT will chose a contractor for the replacement project.
The bridge has to be re-built within 180 days from the accident.