Another bridge out has another road closed, and state transportation officials don’t know when it will reopen.
Part of Oak Park Road in Rock Hill closed April 9 after structural issues were discovered with the bridge over Tools Fork Creek. A repair plan is being developed, according to South Carolina Department of Transportation, but there isn’t an estimate for when the bridge or section of Oak Park might reopen.
A mile-long detour is in place. Drivers should take Falls Road from the Oak Park and Falls intersection, north to McConnells Highway. A right turn on S.C. 322 to Reese Roach Road puts drivers back on track.
The closure notice comes three days after a similar announcement because of a bridge issue in Chester County. There isn’t an estimate for when work will be done there, either, at Mountain Gap Road in Richburg.
South Carolina is working through a long list of structurally deficient bridges with a 10-year plan funded through recent increases in the state gas tax.