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Wando Bridge Closure

SCDOT announces the emergency closure of the I-526 West Bound bridge over Wando River in Charleston.


Area Traffic Cameras

traffic camera videos of Wando Bridge Click below to see Traffic Cameras on Wando Bridge

Travel Times (in minutes)

SCDOT Engineers inspecting broken cable SCDOT engineers inspecting compromised cable section

View the May 16th News Conference

SCDOT press conference video

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a news conference at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday May 16, 2018 to update the status of the Wando Bridge on I-526 following the closing of the westbound bridge on Monday May 14.


Alternate Routes

detail of the brooken cable inside of the bridge Bridge interior showing compromised cable section

Detours in place due to emergency closure of the I-526 westbound bridge over the Wando River in Charleston.

  • Southbound US 17 across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to I-26 in Charleston.
  • Northbound US 17 to Highway 41 to Clements Ferry back to I-526.

SCDOT crews with barricades are stationed at the closed ramps at Long Point Road. Do not attempt to drive around barricades and employees.

Please be patient and allow for delays.


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Incident Photos


Alternate Routes with Two-Way Traffic on Wando Bridge

Map of the bridge closure area
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Alternate Routes Visualizations

visualization of EB from Clements Ferry approaching Wando Bridge

EB From Clements Ferry approaching Wando Bridge

visualization of EB from Clements Ferry approaching Wando Bridge

EB From Wando Bridge approaching Mt. Pleasant

visualization of EB from Clements Ferry approaching Wando Bridge

WB From Mt. Pleasant approaching Wando Bridge

visualization of EB from Clements Ferry approaching Wando Bridge

WB From Wando Bridge approaching Clements Ferry