Drivers should expect more traffic in the downtown Beaufort area tonight as construction on the Woods Memorial Bridge continues.
The bridge will be restricted to one lane from 7 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, according to a post on the City of Beaufort’s Facebook page.
The Woods Memorial Bridge is a swing bridge over the Beaufort River connecting Lady’s Island and Beaufort. Its namesake is Richard V. Woods, a S.C. Highway Patrol officer who was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 15, 1969. The bridge also appeared in the movie Forrest Gump.