NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- The Bodie Island Light Station site is getting a makeover, and officials hope the renovations will eventually allow visitors to climb the steps at the North Carolina lighthouse for the first time in decades.
A new mile-long, 6-foot-wide wooden boardwalk from the lighthouse to the Pamlico Sound is almost finished.
The 156-foot lighthouse was built in 1872 and is painted with black-and-white horizontal bands. It's located on Hatteras Island, just north of Oregon Inlet.
Earlier this month, three historic buildings were relocated so they can be rehabilitated and workers will soon remove the original lens atop the lighthouse.
The estimated cost of those projects and others is $4.5 million.
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