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The Barefoot Resort swing bridge will undergo routine maintenance this January. Photo by Christian Boschult

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Barefoot swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will be reduced to one lane in order to for Wilmington-based Saffo Contractors to begin the annual maintenance, which could take between three and four weeks to complete, according to the city of North Myrtle Beach.

The contractors have 30 days to complete their work on the city-owned bridge.

The bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic during most of that time, so drivers who use the bridge should expect some delays, the city said in a news release.

City spokesperson Pat Dowling said the contractors will clean and repair the bridge where necessary, and are funded by the $80,000 the city budgets annually for maintenance on the bridge.

SCDOT will inspect the bridge during the maintenance work, Dowling said. 

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