- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Lowcountry bridge over a railroad that collapsed earlier this year after being hit by a train is again open.

The state Department of Transportation says that the bridge on Cypress Gardens Road in Berkeley County reopened to traffic late Thursday. The bridge collapsed in April when it was struck from below by a passing train.

Transportation officials approved an emergency $3 million contract to get the bridge quickly replaced. The bridge is used by about 6,200 vehicles a day.

While it was closed, commuters had to make a 22-mile detour.

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