- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - An upstate South Carolina highway bridge has reopened after long delays in replacing it.

The Greenville News reports the State Road 20 bridge reopened Thursday in Greenville County after it was replaced.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation had planned for the bridge to be completed by July 2018, said state engineer Jack Valetti. But the $714,000 project was initially delayed in part because of difficulties in scheduling the work with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, the two railroads that bridge crosses.

Extreme Concrete Cutting, the company that won the initial contract to replace the bridge, missed the March 31, 2019 deadline to finish it. Later, the state declared the contractor in default and the company removed its equipment from the site.

A new contractor was chosen in August 2019.

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