Netting on Don Holt Bridge falls, commuters trapped

Don Holt Bridge netting

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCBD) – Netting and cables on top of the Don Holt  Bridge fell and landed on vehicles below during the Wednesday evening commute.

Approximately 10 to 12 vehicles were trapped under the netting after it fell around 5:00 p.m. All occupants of vehicles were reached and rescued.

No injuries reported as a result of the incident.  One person was transported after being rescued for what appeared to be panic attack.

 

The majority of those trapped were able to make contact with family members and were picked up.

Officials report that the netting and cable were on the bridge due to maintenance.

The Don Holt is expected to be shut down in both directions indefinitely. SCDOT hopes to have the bridge reopened by 5:00 Thursday morning.

 

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