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Charleston is a city full of history and mystery. You never know what you’re going to come across in the Holy City. Where else would a water line rupture and bones be found? Authorities are investigating the scene where a water line ruptured at the intersection of Rutledge Avenue and Beaufain Street and bones were discovered. It hasn’t been determined if the bones are human or animal yet but are being further investigated. Police spokesman Charles Francis said that the Charleston County Coroner’s Office will determine the origin of the bones.
Collapsed pavement at Rutledge and Beaufain street #chsnews @postandcourier pic.twitter.com/o0BOlzTVkq
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The leak affected about 20 buildings and shut down the street, but crews hope to have water back online and the road reopened by about 8 p.m. The director of distribution for Charleston Water System said a 12-inch water main broke, which is very common.
Charleston has changed a lot over the decades due to erosion, and the streets have been built on top of older streets. Underground Downtown Charleston is like a whole new city, with tunnels everywhere and what’s left of a very historical town. Finding bones and other historic relics is a very common thing in the city, with hidden treasures around every corner, or in this case water lines.