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Cracks found in new Beaufort bridge pose no safety risk

A post on Facebook has hundreds of locals talking about cracks in the new Gallants Channel Bridge in Beaufort, but officials said not to worry. (Photos: Rod Hoell)

A post on Facebook has hundreds of locals talking about cracks in the new Gallants Channel Bridge in Beaufort, but officials said not to worry.

NewsChannel 12 spoke to the Department of Transportation to get some answers. The DOT spokesperson said the cracks in those photos circulating around social media were actually discovered a year ago.

The cracks were found during the construction of the new bridge and were subsequently inspected by engineers. Those engineers determined that the cracks are only surface cracks. They then sealed them.

The DOT said the cracks do not pose a safety risk.

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