For vacationers planning a trip to Hatteras Island from now until Memorial Day, Bonner Bridge will be down to one lane while repair work is completed. This may increase travel time so please plan accordingly.
The D.O.T. says crews are replacing deteriorating sections of steel girders over the main channel of the bridge. Work began today and is scheduled to finish by May 22nd, just in time for Memorial Day. There will be a lane closure along a quarter mile section of the bridge. The first couple of days that closure will only be during the day, but will eventually go into effect 24 hours a day. Special decking placed underneath the bridge for workers to use will also reduce the height of vessels traveling through from 65 feet to 61 feet.NC DOT Plans For Likely Closure of N.C. 12 Public Hearings on Replacing the Bonner Bridge Fall and Winter Fishing Heats Up in December