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Charleston City Council moves forward with Ashley River Bridge bike lane

One lane of the northbound Ashley River Bridge was closed during the test phase. (Source: Live 5) One lane of the northbound Ashley River Bridge was closed during the test phase. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston City Council is moving forward with a proposed bike lane on the Ashley River Bridge. 

Council members voted 7-6 Tuesday night on a motion to sign an agreement letter to continue with the project which would transform one of the lanes on the bridge to a pedestrian and bicycle lane. 

The letter will now go to county council who has the ultimate decision about its fate. 

That's due to a three-way agreement with the city, county and DOT in that the county agreed to fund and manage the project. 

Several city council members said they did not think they should even be voting on the motion because the county needs to vote on the issue. 

Mayor John Tecklenburg was in attendance at the meeting and said the long term goal is to build a new bridge, and called the bike lane a short term solution. 

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