Point out appropriates necessary funds for renovations of historic Gaffney bridge


GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – The historic and intensely-trafficked T-Bridge in Gaffney is eventually getting repairs. The point out has appropriated half a million pounds to make some key renovations.

This is a bridge a great deal of people today in Gaffney will tell you, they’ve been in excess of at the very least as soon as. Specially, when trains come by means of town.

“Everybody primarily makes use of it when the practice will come through, which is the only time I go across it,” mentioned Gaffney Resident Dustin Dover.

It’s a shortcut as a substitute of waiting for the caboose, even for emergency personnel.

“We use it all the time thanks to the amount of trains that occur by way of Gaffney,” claimed Gaffney Fireplace Main Jamie Caggiano.

But that does not signify Mike Cox likes the see.

“When I go about it, I’m hoping it doesn’t collapse,” explained Gaffney Resident Mike Cox.

He’s speaking about the T-Bridge exhibiting its age.

“From what I comprehend, structurally it’s okay. There is a whole lot of structural problems as considerably as going for walks targeted traffic,” Main Caggiano informed us.

That consists of rusted out rails, decaying posts and crumbling asphalt on the road. There has been a drive to repair it, particularly from Gaffney’s Mayor, Dr. Randy Moss but the cash have not normally been there until eventually now.

That is 50 percent a million bucks from the point out. It’s all going on via aid from point out lawmakers and neighborhood leaders like Mayor Dr. Randy Moss. These money will primarily concentrate on troubles like the sidewalks, railings and resurfacing.

When all of this is likely to get started, we never know appropriate now. The city administrator in Gaffney told us, he’ll be sitting down with another person from the state’s department of transportation Thursday early morning to iron out all the particulars and a timeline.