Sen. Graham announces $18M grant for new bridge connecting West Ashley and the peninsula

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will award the City of Charleston an $18.149 million grant.

The grant will help construct a standalone bridge next to the Ashley River Bridge connecting West Ashley and the Charleston peninsula.

The new bridge would primarily provide bicyclists and pedestrian access and serve as a safer travel option for those not in a car.

Graham wrote to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in July 2019 encouraging DOT to make this important investment in the City of Charleston. 

“I very much appreciate Secretary Chao for awarding this grant to construct a bike and pedestrian bridge. This project will improve the quality of life and safety of all those who live in and around one of the greatest cities in the nation: Charleston, South Carolina. This is a big enhancement when it comes quality of life.  I was proud to be a partner in the efforts to get this done.”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

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