Around 3 a.m. a steel girder is taken down from the southbound bridge over U.S. 17 Bypass/S.C. 707/Farrow Parkway intersection on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Work started at 10 p.m. Tuesday setting the girder. But, it was taken down and the intersection cleared. Work on the bridge construction is slated to go on through Wednesday night. The work begins at 10 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m. During that time, no left turns are allowed from the bypass to Socastee Boulevard nor Farrow Parkway. Drivers can continue north or south on the bypass and make right turns. Drivers can make U-turns north or south of the intersection. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan /

Myrtle Beach area back gate intersection work slowed after issue with steel girder

Steel girders that were set to be placed overnight Tuesday for the south bound bridge of the overpass at U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 were not put in place, according to Horry County spokeswoma, Lisa Bourcier, Horry County.

The girders where in place for a few hours, then were removed and traffic at the intersection at the back gate was restored.

Bourcier said in an email early Wednesday that “The proposed engineer method didn’t work to allow for the final connection of the girder and for safety reasons was taken down,” and also that “The contractors are meeting this morning to discuss what will happen next.”

The work was set to be done Tuesday, but according to WPDE the girders will be installed tonight from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Motorists traveling on S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or or even make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of S.C. 707 and Farrow Parkway onto U.S. 17 Bypass

Head over to The Sun News, WPDE, WBTW, or WMBF for more information and updates.