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'Hold my beer': How memes are helping Charleston residents get through bridge closure

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The Wando River bridge is getting some memes made in its name after the announcement that it will be closed for four weeks. 

Bridge drama got you down? Memes can help.

Local businesses and social media users are making light of the Wando River bridge closure with some crafty memes.

Here are some of our favorites:

1. "Hold My Beer"

Using the Wando River bridge closure as a way to advertise for this Saturday's Beer Garden at Patriots Point, the event's Twitter page posted this lol-worthy little meme, and isn't that the truth?  

2. Bridge Building for Dummies

As of Thursday, @TheWandoBridge has its very own Twitter handle, and the feed has been filled with some pretty funny and relatable sentiments. The bio reads, "Just a normal everyday bridge proudly servicing Charleston area residents since 1989," while the main image is a gnarled cable. We can all appreciate a good "For Dummies" edition every once in a while, and this one is pretty applicable. 

3. Bridge for sale

Aerial photography company Sky Eye Images has joined the fun by showcasing one of its drone photographs for a brand new meme. "One side works great," it reads. "The other side... not so much." 

4. Wando Bridge Run

@TheWandoBridge Twitter handle has come up with a brilliant t-shirt design. Who would buy these? Who's petitioning for this bridge run to take the place of the Cooper River? 

5. 50% sure

Local Twitter handle @FauxcountryNews, which posts satirical local news, has joined the meme party with this one. The caption says it all. 

6. Traffic reminder

Thanks, Karoline Kaylor, for this fun reminder to leave early or be doomed. 

7. Duct tape fixes all

We're grateful to Lauren DeLuca Courcoux for this beauty. Duct tape might not work this time around...

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Sorry, SCDOT. 

8. They're laughing at us, aren't they?

This malicious roadwork sign, provided in a meme from Teresa Thompson Mello, is one of the many to spur conspiracy theories about SCDOT. Are they really out to get us?! The "Haha!" at the end is a nice touch. 


They're laughing at us, aren't they?

9. Go back to Ohio

As if the bumper stickers that say Ohio with the "I" as a palmetto tree weren't enough, this meme has surfaced. Bet those Ohioans are wishing they were back there now, huh? Thanks for sharing, Jodi Jackson.


Ohioans are wishing they were back on their bridges now, we'll bet. 

10. Hotel California

"You can check out but you can never leave." Thanks for the great morning and evening commute song advice, Torri Bentley Jacobsen. The Eagles classic will take up at least six minutes and 30 seconds of it.

Hotel California

Mt. Pleasant as Hotel California. 

Have you seen some giggle-worthy memes or are inspired to create your own related to the Wando River bridge closure? If so, send them to

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.

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