CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s hard to believe, but Tuesday marks one year since a snapped cable was found on the Wando River Bridge.
That discovery led to weeks of closures on I-526 and hours of delays and countless traffic headaches.
We checked in on the project since the re-opening of the highway last summer and found out that an acoustic system has been installed inside the bridge, meant to pick up sudden noises. It also alerts crews to any possible cable snaps.
“We have bridge health monitoring across the state on various bridges,” said SCDOT’s secretary of engineering, Leland Colvin earlier this year. “We call it bridge health monitoring; whether its vibration monitoring, acoustic monitoring or things like that. We have different monitoring devices on various bridges throughout the state.”
As of January, the SCDOT has spent $6,000,000 on repairs.
We reached out to them for an updated cost on Tuesday. They say they received the request but have not provided the information.