Tybee Island officials aren't getting all they want in plans unveiled today for an improved road to the beach destination. Transportation planners are sharing with public their design for a $60 million replacement of two bridges and other improvements on US Highway 80.
A historical bridge leading to Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island will soon get much needed repairs thanks to $6 million from the National Park Service. The Federal Highway Administration cited crumbling piles, decay in the wood decking, rusting beams and other problems in a recent report on the bridge off U.S. 80. The bridge was given a C rating by the administration, which means it needs substantial repairs to prevent unsafe conditions.