CSX Sued Over Collapsed South Carolina Bridge

May 20, 2014

More than 30 people are suing CSX Transportation because of a collapsed bridge over a railroad track in Berkeley County.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a train hit the 110-foot bridge on Cypress Gardens Road last month causing the road to be closed.

Commuters must now use a 22-mile detour around the site while the replacement is being built. The new bridge will cost about $2 million and take another five months to build.

Attorney Christopher Biering said his clients are working-class people forced to spend five to 10 additional hours a week commuting and to spend additional money on gasoline. Biering wants to make the case a class action lawsuit.

The railroad said it does not comment on pending lawsuits.

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  • May 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm
    This is interesting says:
    And people complain about strange suits in California?????
  • May 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    reality bites says:
    Counselor Biering - maybe your clients should be thankful the bridge is being rebuilt in only five months, instead of complaining about the extra time and what - two to four g... read more
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