Concrete deterioration on the Robert Edge Parkway road and bridge in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., necessitated temporary bridge rebracing and shoring by the state Department of Transportation. The bridge, built with the equivalent of 570 dump-truck loads of concrete and supported by 8,000 linear feet of concrete beams, is under observation despite having undergone soil-sample testing because of a reported dip in the road and holes created by the cracked concrete. "The problems you see are not necessarily structural. There is no danger to anyone," said state Rep. Tracy Edge.

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