Daniel Island Ferry from downtown Charleston starts today

Daniel Island, S.C. (WCIV) — The new Daniel Island Ferry is offering a way for commuters to get to downtown Charleston Wednesday while avoiding the major bridge closing that’s snarled traffic for two days.

The ferry will leave at 7 a.m. Wednesday from the Charleston Maritime Center to Daniel Island and will return to downtown leaving Daniel Island at 5:30 p.m. It docks near the Children's Park along the Wando River.

Another ferry will leave Daniel Island at 7:30 a.m. heading downtown and will return leaving downtown at 5 p.m.

To book tickets—and they are going fast—click here.

Tickets are $16 round trip. The trip takes approximately a half hour.

Daniel Island is the most affected area by the closing of the westbound lane of the Wando Bridge, which is a portion of I-526. Motorists are being rerouted to Highway 41.

On Monday, the bridge was immediately shut down after inspectors from the South Carolina Department of Transportation found a broken cable inside the structure. The bridge will be closed at lease through Wednesday. The SCDOT will hold a press conference tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. to further update the public on repairs.

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