Update on the Bonner Bridge

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Current Status: The Bonner Bridge is currently open for all travelers, on-going repairs remain on schedule with completion expected by mid-February.

Replacement: With the last (expected) legal standoff scheduled for this spring construction of the new bridge seems closer than ever.  Once the final ruling is issued (assuming a NCDOT victory), construction plans will be scheduled with implementation beginning in the fall.  Construction is expected to take three years, it will produce a new 2.8 mile bridge with a 100 year lifespan.  A portion of the current bridge will be preserved as a fishing pier, with the remainder demolished and the material used at off-shore reefs. Click here to view a virtual tour of the new bridge.

To learn more about the Bonner Bridge Project, or other long term solutions of NC 12 on Hatteras Island visit www.NCDOT.gov/projects/bonnerbridgereplace/