New Grimesland Bridge Opens To Traffic

After months of construction, the new Grimesland bridge over the Tar River opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The road was shut down last week so crews could tie in the new bridge with the existing highway.

The road is a heavily traveled cut-through between Highway 33 and Highway 264 in Pitt County.

For nearly two years crews have been building a new single high-rise bridge over the Tar River that will eliminate two old bridges, one which was a swing bridge. Cost for the project is around $16 million.

The bridges have been closed many times over the past several years because of deteriorating conditions.


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  • by Enough Said Location: Pactolus on Mar 15, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    Thanks so much DOT!!!!! The new bridge is awesome and it certainly feels great to have the road open again!!!! Clifton the road is now wide (bridge too)
  • by To BOCO on Mar 15, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    just wanted to let you know I got a giggle out of your post this morning!
  • by BoCo Location: BOCO on Mar 15, 2011 at 01:24 AM
    Can't wait to see the carnival cruisline ship they expect to go under there....weeeee I can touch the stars!!!!!!!!!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Mar 14, 2011 at 05:00 PM
    Now! Will they widen the road to match the new bridge??
  • by river rat Location: seine beach on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    sure will miss that place...!!! Had some great times there
  • by Happy Location: Greenville on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    Got there just as they were taking down the signs at 5 & got to cross. For someone who couldn't stand those old bridges that were way past their time for a main route - it's not just a "cut through" as some consider it - THANK YOU DOT.
  • by Gumby on Mar 14, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    Miss fishing their
  • by Driver Location: Washington on Mar 14, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    4:30 is it open yet?
  • by Here or there Location: washington on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM
    Yes teh new bridge will be great but now no one will ever be able to use the beach there.
  • by anyman Location: washington on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    1 o'clock not yet
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