Demolition begins on old Folly Creek bridge, expected to last a month

VIDEO: New Folly Creek Bridge opens

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - While Hundreds took their first trip over the new Folly Creek Bridge Wednesday, enjoying a larger overpass with several new features, SCDOT crews wasted no time, beginning demolition of its predecessor.

SCDOT officials say the destruction should last a month or more.

Crews will start at the top, center of the bridge and work toward the outside.

They'll lift the main structure of the bridge with a crane.

Then, they'll cut the caps and clear the pilings left over.

This work is just a sneak preview of what's coming to the Edge of America.

The new Folly River Bridge, a larger bridge, closer to Folly Beach, is expected to open in a few weeks.

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