The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, which connects the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island on N.C. 12, closed down today due to immediate safety concerns.

bonner_bridge_ncdot_650_01The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s recent scanning of the bridge identified significant erosion to the support structure of the bridge.Until it is safe to reopen, The NCDOT Ferry Division will provide emergency support to move people and cars across the Pamlico Sound.

To read the full story and for more information on the Bonner Bridge closing, visit the NCDOT’s site HERE .