Troubled bridges here in Eastern Carolina will finally be replaced.
The Department of Transportation says the two bridges over the Tar River on Grimesland Bridge Road will be replaced with a single high rise bridge.
The cost is $12.4 million and work could begin as early as the end of the month. The D.O.T. says the new bridge will be built along side the existing bridges, so traffic will not be affected.
The bridges have had multiple problems in the past couple of years. In December one of the bridges was condemned as its re-enforced concrete foundation began crumbling.
Building the new bridge should be completed by May 2012.