Based on a Georgia Dept. of Transportation study to address issues with public bridges, Glynn County’s Public Works Dept. is nearing completion on upgrades to the Dunbar Creek Bridge on the Sea Island Rd. The upgrades are part of the county’s approach to proactively correct issues with the bridges they maintain. Over time the foundations of bridges can develop cracks from the regular strain of traffic and the elements. In order to stop water from getting into the cracks and rusting the metal infrastructure, a new concrete barrier is poured ensuring a water resistant seal. In addition, the bridge was closed In September 2017 due to erosion problems from Hurricane Irma. This has also been corrected by Glynn Public works. Public Works Director Dave Austin is planning on more projects like this one in the near future.
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