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      "Structurally deficient" bridge near Loris to be replaced

      The South Carolina Department of Transportation is planning to replace a bridge on Hemingway Road in the next few months.

      The bridge goes over Cowpens Swamp near Loris and had been rated as structurally deficient by SCDOT Maintenance Forces, according to a news release.

      The project is scheduled to begin on September 8 and the bridge should reopen to traffic around December 29, according to the release.

      The proposed detour route is Circle Bay Drive and West Bear Grass Road.

      For more information contact SCDOT District Bridge Engineer Jason Thompson at (843) 661-4710.