Construction Pushed Back On Bad Bridge In The East

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Construction on one of the worst bridges in the state has been delayed by one year.

The Buddy Phillips Bridge in Onslow County, also known as the Highway 17 Bridge is the 7th worst in North Carolina according to Triple A of the Carolinas.

Crews say a utility line has to be moved, and that's what's causing the setback.

The 66 year old bridge was supposed to be done later this year.


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  • by Gator Location: NC on Mar 17, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    Witn should have reported that the utility line is going to take longer to move than they thought. Not sure if it is power or fiber optic, but it is actually a delay, plus the state doesn't have the money now to do the project.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 17, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    How about they hurry up get a new Oregon Inlet bridge, a new Grimesland bridge, a high rise bridge over the Alligator River, a high rise bridge going into Wrightsville Beach, and another bridge over the Tar River between Greene Street and Greenville Boulevard in addition to a third bridge connecting Bouge Banks to Morehead City/Newport.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Mar 17, 2009 at 04:48 AM
    And the utility line just materialized as the construction crew was headed out to start their work????
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