Soaring SC bridge subject to speeding, accidents
The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. —
Officials say the Ravenel Bridge linking Charleston and Mount Pleasant is subject to both speeding and accidents.
On Monday, the brakes failed on an 18-wheeler on the entrance ramp from Interstate 526 east and the truck plowed into a state truck and a police car. There were no serious injuries. Back in 2006 another motorist hit a police car that was parked checking for speeders.
In the past three years there have been more than 80 accidents on the eight-lane bridge.
Speed is a problem on the seven-year-old bridge and at night police regularly cite drivers doing more than 100 mph.
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