South Carolina, Skull Creek Bridge Repairs

Written by Chuck Baier
February 26, 2019

R. L. Morrison and Sons Inc. will commence repairs to the fender system of the Skull Creek Bridge (J. Wilton Graves Bridge, U. S. 278) that crosses over the AIWW on February 28, 2019. Completion of the project is expected by May 30, 2019. On scene assets will include the CAPT HORRY (crane barge), Tug ELIZA LUCAS, and MOP 32 (material barge).

All work will take place Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The material barge will be staged outside of the channel for the duration of the project. The crane barge will stage inside the draw during working hours and spud down outside the channel overnight. The crane barge can me moved out of the draw to accommodate passage of vessels that require maximum horizontal clearance. On scene vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16/13. For further information please contact the Tug Captain, Mr. Robert Orr, at (843) 421-9770.

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Chuck Baier

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