BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The new Cypress Gardens Road bridge is expected to open to traffic by Friday morning, according to the state's Department of Transportation.
Officials had hoped to open the bridge as early as Wednesday night, but an inspection revealed the need for additional paving before the bridge can reopen to the public, SCDOT spokesman James Law said.
The additional work will delay the opening by 24 hours, which means it could open as early as late Thursday night.
The contractor had until October 28 to complete the work, but was given financial incentives to finish before that date. For each day the contractor stayed ahead of schedule, the contractor is paid an additional $20,000, Law said.
If the bridge were to reopen on Thursday evening before midnight, the contractor would receive an additional day's bonus.