State transportation officials plan to decide in the next two weeks how to proceed with building a new bridge to Sunset Beach.
A federal judge cleared the way for the new bridge earlier this month, rejecting a lawsuit filed by opponents of the proposed high-rise span. The roughly mile-long bridge would replace an existing pontoon span that is more than 50 years old.
Opponents believe the high-rise plan is overkill, and instead want a smaller structure similar to the bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway near Wilmington.
The state was considering awarding a $31 million contract in October when the lawsuit was filed. The new bridge is expected to be complete in 2010.
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