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City of Charleston resubmits grant for bike-pedestrian bridge over Ashley River

City of Charleston resubmits grant for bike-pedestrian bridge over Ashley River
Updated: Jul. 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The city of Charleston has resubmitted its federal grant for a bike-pedestrian bridge across the Ashley River, according to Department of Traffic and Transportation Director Keith Benjamin.

The federal government had previously denied a $12.2. million grant that would have paid for most of the project back in March. 

The bridge became a new option after Charleston County Council rejected a plan to convert one lane of the inbound Ashley River Bridge for a bikes and walkers.

City of Charleston spokesman Jack O'Toole said back in March that the city was already working to strengthen its application for the next time it submits. He added it's not unusual for these kinds of grants to be awarded on the second or even third try.

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