Friday, May 9, 2014
Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis indicated that water service, which had been interrupted when a freight train collided with the bridge on Cypress Gardens Road causing it to collapse, had been restored to the area by Wednesday, April 30.
“The site workers with Berkeley County Water and Sanitation should be praised for their hard and tireless work to get water service restored to the homes and businesses on Cypress Gardens Road,” Davis said. “That they were able to design a method to traverse the railroad track quickly with a temporary fix should be applauded.
“This fix will give Berkeley Water and Sanitation the time necessary to come up with a permanent replacement to the water line that ran along the viaduct.”
Davis said the longterm solution involved a water pipe casing laid by a company planning to open up a business in Bushy Park but eventually decided to build elsewhere.
“The casing was laid more than twenty years ago but it is still in good shape and will accommodate the new water line.”
Davis added that Cypress Gardens is open for business as usual and will remain open for business despite the bridge collapse.
The park will be open during regular business hours and for all scheduled school/tour groups, private parties and events.
Visitors are asked to follow the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) detour which allows access to the park via Bushy Park Road, which can be accessed by taking Redbank Road through the Naval Weapons Station.