You Paid For It: Wando Bridge Closure Costs

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Several local and state agencies spent money on items such as gas, equipment, hotels and salaries while monitoring the Wando Bridge closure back in May.

The Town Administrator in Mt. Pleasant says they had an estimated $30,000 impact, which was better than initially expected.

The State Department of Public Safety and Highway Patrol dedicated an estimated 8,133 hours of work to the Wando bridge closure, which was $194,619 in salary costs.

That plus "fringe" costs for SCDPS totaled $278,124.23 total.

We are still waiting for estimates from other agencies.Pete Poore with Department of Transportation says Secretary Christy Hall has said she will not announce DOT costs until the on-going work is complete.

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