The 150-plus people who turned out Tuesday to talk about the proposed replacement for the S.C Highway 41 bridge over the Wando River agree on one thing: the bridge needs to be replaced.

But they disagree, sometimes heatedly, on what type of structure should replace the 71-year-old span.

The current proposal is a fixed span with 55-foot clearance.

“This bridge is not safe any longer and we need to do something and this is the only thing I see that we’ve got the funding for,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails.

Read more in Wednesday’s editions of The Post and Courier.