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Wilmington Island bridge to be replaced

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A highly traveled Wilmington Island bridge will be closed starting April 7, according to Chatham County.

Betz Creek Bridge on Walthour Road is being replaced and will be closed until November.

Residents in the area said this could cause a headache for their commute, especially when school is in session.

"It will be cars backed up going to St. Andrew's, going to St. Peter's and going to the Islands school too, because a lot of it's is going to be in traffic because it's going to be going to go through subdivisions and all, so it's going to be pretty well backed up, and they may have to put some more police men out here to control the traffic and the speed," said Wilmington Island resident Heywood Ford.

The detour route will be Penn Waller Road.

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