Quantcast

SELC continues opposition to build new bridge alongside Bonner - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

SELC continues opposition to build new bridge alongside Bonner

Posted: Updated:
NAGS HEAD, N.C. - Life is returning to normal on the Outer Banks now that the Bonner Bridge is back open.

But moving traffic on the 50-year-old span isn't stopping the fight over its replacement.
     
Despite heavy criticism from the McCrory administration, the Southern Environmental Law Center continues to fight the state's plan to build a new bridge next to the Bonner.
     
The group argues the state's plan does not solve long-term issues and is an environmental threat. They want a new bridge built somewhere else.

"Personally, it would be nice if they could build a 17-mile bridge to bypass it all, but who's going to pay for it," said Brad Kleman, Surf Shop manager.

"They should come here, live here and see what it's like. They're destroying lives of people that work here," said Jim Kobylinski, resident.

Sand erosion closed that bridge almost 2 weeks.
     
Crews spent a few days dredging tons of sand from the Oregon Inlet and dumping them around the bridge's pilings to stabilize them.
     
Repair work will continue for the next 2 1/2 months.

Related:

Bonner Bridge reopens to traffic
Emergency repairs complete on Bonner Bridge
Officials blame environmentalists for Bonner Bridge problems
NCDOT makes more inspections of Bonner Bridge
NCDOT: Bonner Bridge needs immediate repairs
Groups shun NC critics, appeal Bonner Bridge case

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:33:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama has a plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
    An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.
  • Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:33:44 GMT
    An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.
    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
  • Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

    Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:33:42 GMT
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans...
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched...
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.