‘Structurally deficient’ York County bridge to close 1 year for replacement

A bridge connecting two of the main east-west highways in York County closes Monday for replacement, sending drivers on a detour for much of the rest of the year.

On Monday, the S.C. Department of Transportation will close the bridge over Tools Fork Creek on Adnah Church Road, which runs between S.C. 5 (West Main Street) and S.C. 161 (Old York Road), running between Rock Hill and York. While the span is being replaced by Dane Construction, Adnah Church Road will be closed until December.

DOT recommends a three-mile detour between West Main and Old York using Rawlinson Road or Heckle Boulevard as the connector.

The Tools Fork Creek bridge was rated “structurally deficient” in a April 2013 inspection, the most recent available data from the Federal Highway Administration.

Forty-one bridges in York County received the “structurally deficient” rating in inspections from 2012 to 2014.

Bristow Marchant: 803-329-4062, @BristowatHome