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Sangaree Pedestrian Bridge now open

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2023

BCSD and Berkeley County Government cut ribbon for Sangaree pedestrian overpass 

BCSD Photos / Mia Grimm

Who doesn't love a ribbon-cutting ceremony?

As a school district, one of our top priorities will always be the safety of our students. With the official opening of the Sangaree pedestrian overpass, students attending Sangaree Elementary and Sangaree Intermediate can more safely walk to school. 

Located at the intersection of Royle Road and Sangaree Parkway, this project would not have been possible without the help of Berkeley County Government. Construction of the pedestrian overpass and a roundabout at the Sangaree intersection was funded by Berkeley County's One-Cent Sales Tax project.

During the ceremony, Principal Baker of Sangaree Elementary acknowledged the effort of Clyde King, a crossing guard who was injured by a vehicle at the intersection prior to the project, in helping make this project happen. Principal Siegling at Sangaree Intermediate shared why her walkers love the new pedestrian bridge with the crowd. See some audience favorites below.

"I think the bridge is a safer way to cross. At night, when it glows, it sure is cool."

"My mom, whenever I became a walker, was concerned about me getting hit by a car. This bridge is very good. My mom can trust me a lot more now." 

"I like the bridge. It's so tall it's like a skyscraper. I like how I can see everything in Sangaree when I'm up there."

"I like this bridge. It even gives our crossing guards a way easier job."

"It means a lot because it helps me when I take my friends and siblings to school. It's the best bridge I've ever walked on. I love this bridge because I can walk on it back-and-forth, back-and-forth... thank you everyone!"