Grimesland Road Bridges To Be Replaced

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.

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  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 12, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    to sam; sure sam,, keep your head where it is,,,it's the same here as it was in 1809. my mistake,,there's been no change. "tell the state to reimburse someone for extra gas" sure sam,,,you're in touch with reality. let me know how that works out for you.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 12, 2009 at 09:56 AM
    To voter: Eastern North Carolina has at least two centuries before it ever gets to looking like New York City. Be realistic. Hey Wise One, I would be asking or better yet telling the state to reimburse me for the extra gas that I'd have to use up to go around. I know it's got to be a pain for you if you work in Washington.
  • by anonymous Location: Pitt County on Mar 12, 2009 at 04:16 AM
    The company that is doing the Clarks Neck Bridge should get some lessons from the crew doing the Hwy 17 bridge in Washington. It will probably be across the river before the little CNR bride is completed.
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Mar 11, 2009 at 07:36 PM
    Not sure of the source of the funds, but this is exactly the type of infrastructure investment that we should be doing to stimulte the economy - not simply spending, like setting up mice habitats in California.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    They've been talking about the Grimesland Bridge long enough. Amen Betty Jo; it's definitely an inconvenience having to travel on 264 every time you go to town, especially when you're closer to the Beaufort County end.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 11, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    i like the old country bridge on the crooked country road. more rural heritage gone. we get more like long island every day.
  • by Betty Jo Stroud Location: Washington NC on Mar 11, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    Thank goodness they are going to build a temporary bridge beside the Grimesland Bridge cause it has been a real inconvience with the little bridge on Clarks Neck Road being out for almost a year. This has really inconvienced a lot of people on this road and also the campground on this road. I'm just hoping they will get through with it on schedule.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    I will give credit where credit is due. This is likely from the stim package. To complete that size bridge in two years will be quite a task. It is well needed. It doesn't however change my opinion of Obama as my great great grandchildren will be paying China back for this bridge. You'll figure it out.
  • by jim Location: pitt on Mar 11, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    It's about time, this project is over due. They could get the company building the hwy 17 bridge in Washington and it would be done quicker
  • by mslady on Mar 11, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    Well it's about time. That road is very scary at night. I can't wait to see the outcome.
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