Bridge over Six Mile Creek to be replaced
South Carolina DOT plans to construct a new bridge to cross Six Mile Creek on secondary 160 (the Jones Mill Road) about 2.5 miles southwest of Six Mile in Pickens County. The existing bridge was severely damaged and suffered partial collapse last summer during heavy rain debris build-up. A temporary steel bridge was installed at the location to allow the re-opening of Jones Mill Road to traffic. The temporary structure is eligible for 100% federal funding through Federal Emergency Relief funds and it will be re-used by SCDOT in the future as needed. The removal of the temporary bridge and construction of the permanent bridge will require the closure of Jones Mill Road. The proposed detour route is secondary 124 (Smith Memorial Highway) to SC Route 133 to secondary 291 (Old Seneca Road) back to Jones Mill Road with an overall travel length of about 7.2 miles.