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Project Highlights

  • The existing drawbridge was replaced on new alignment with a 65-foot high fixed-span bridge.
  • U.S. 70 was rerouted from downtown Beaufort to a new location.

  • The existing culverts under Turner Street were replaced with a bridge. Sidewalks along both sides of Turner Street now connect downtown Beaufort to the new U.S. Highway 70.

News and Updates

  • The channel span installation began June 1, 2016, reducing the channel's navigable height to 65 feet.
  • Traffic was placed on the newly constructed bridge on January 27, 2018.

  • The existing bascule drawbridge over Gallants Channel was closed to traffic on January 27, 2018.

  • Turner Street was closed in June 2015, and work to replace the culvert pipes with a new bridge was completed by April 1, 2018.

  • The final four-lane traffic pattern for the new alignment of U.S. 70 was in place by June 2018.

  • Removal of the old bascule drawbridge was completed by June 2018.

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