Wappoo Creek bridge repaired and reopened to traffic

The Burnet R. Maybank Bridge that connects James Island to West Ashley via Folly Road was stuck open for a short time this morning, causing Charleston police to reroute traffic to other roads.

Shortly after 10 a.m., police spokesman Charles Francis sent an email indicating the bridge was stuck in the open position and the state Department of Transportation had been notified.

Less than a 20 minutes later, he sent another email saying the bridge had been repaired and was open to traffic.