Get Ready to Slow Down and Breath

Some of you will have to become a lot more patient. The swing bridge to Onslow Beach is scheduled for painting from October 6th through November 11th. During that time, motorists will be limited to one lane from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., and the bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. Officials say the bridge is painted nearly every ten years to help protect it from the elements. It was last painted in 1997.