UPDATE: The Alligator River Bridge has reopened.
Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 between Tyrrell And Dare counties is closed to all traffic, according to the NCDOT.
The closure is due to a failure in the swing span’s locking mechanisms.
NCDOT crews are on scene to inspect the extent of the problem and determine a timeline for repairs.
The following detours are in place:
Motorists traveling east from Columbia should use N.C. 94 South to U.S. 264 East to U.S. 64.
Motorists traveling west from Dare County to Columbia should use U.S. 264 West to N.C. 94 North to U.S. 64.
Motorists traveling to the Outer Banks from areas west of Williamston should use U.S. 17 North to U.S. 158 East.
Motorists traveling from the Outer Banks to points west of Williamston should use U.S. 158 West to U.S. 17 South to U.S. 64 West.