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Permanently Closed: Mackay River fishing piers on Torras Causeway

The Georgia Department of Transportation in coordination with Glynn County has permanently closed Mackay River fishing piers on SR 25 Spur/Torras Causeway in the interest of public safety.
After inspection of the existing bridge structures, it was deemed unsafe for public use due to the advance state of deterioration of these structures. The fishing piers are the remnants of the previous bridge that was replaced in 1986 by the current bridge over the Mackay River part of the intercoastal waterway.
“The safety of the public is Georgia DOT number one priority and the closure of these bridge structures were necessary,” stated Robert McCall, Georgia DOT District Engineer. “The life span of these structures was extended for recreational purposes and enjoyed by the public for many years. Now, with the signed closure, we strongly urge the public not to trespass for their own safety.”
“The closure of these fishing piers isn’t ideal, but safety of our citizens is the most important issue. Fortunately, other piers are still open for fishing on St. Simons Island such as those at Gascoigne Bluff and in the Village. We will continue to work with other entities to increase public access to fishing throughout our community,” stated Glynn County District 2 Commissioner Cap Fendig.

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