Two Projects To Repair Bonner Bridge Scheduled

Work is about to begin on two projects to repair the aging Bonner Bridge to keep it open as the sole land link between the North Carolina Outer Banks and the mainland.

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will begin the first of two additional repair projects this fall. The two projects total $2 million.

In addition, crews will be conducting surveys of the bridge as part of the department's monitoring plan.

Earlier this week a four-foot-long piece of concrete fell from underneath the bridge in one of the areas that will be repaired. Currently, the Bonner Bridge remains safe for travel.

On Monday, a federal judge approved plans for a parallel span to replace the 50-year-old bridge.

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