MOUNT PLEASANT -- A public hearing on a plan to replace the structurally deficient S.C. Highway 41 bridge is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 25 at the Department of Recreation Center on Park West Boulevard.

The bridge, built in 1939, crosses the Wando River from Mount Pleasant into Berkeley County. The bridge is safe for the traveling public, but engineers have determined that it should be replaced. About 3,400 vehicles use the bridge daily.

The hearing will provide an opportunity to review and discuss the proposed project with representatives of the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

From 4 p.m. until 5 p.m., displays will be set up in the recreation center, and project team members from the SCDOT and FHWA will be available to discuss the project.

At 5 p.m., a brief, formal presentation will be given on the project's purpose and need, schedule and potential effect on the environment and nearby residents. Those desiring to verbally comment must sign up between 4 p.m. and 4:55 p.m. as they enter the public hearing. Each comment will be limited to two minutes.