Crews investigating partial deck collapse at ferry landing on Hutchinson Island

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:43 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:22 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Engineers are currently investigating a partial deck collapse at the Trade Center Landing for the ferry on Hutchinson Island.

According to a Chatham County engineer, the collapse happened on Saturday but it’s unlikely to be related to the earthquake that occurred just outside of Metter on the same day.

The area is roped off and currently closed.

The ferry that normally uses this landing is picking up from a location closer to the Convention Center.

Visit Savannah President and CEO Joseph Marinelli released a statement Tuesday, “Over the weekend we were made aware that problems have developed on the plaza area connecting the Westin Hotel and the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Officials with the City of Savannah and Chatham County have been on-site and continue to inspect the area. Further assessments will be made in the coming days. The affected area, as well as a safety buffer, have been cordoned off and appropriate measures have been taken to secure the area. We are grateful to the team at the City of Savannah for responding quickly over the holiday weekend. As of this morning, we have been informed that Chatham County will be managing the repairs as the site is located on the County’s right-of-way. Our team is in touch with all of the stakeholders and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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