New Marc Basnight Bridge closing for demolition of old Bonner Bridge postponed again

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has again rescheduled, this time until Thursday, the demolition work on the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge that will require a 15-minute road closure on the Marc Basnight Bridge between noon and 4 p.m.

High winds and rough sea conditions in the Oregon Inlet prompted officials to move the demolition work and temporary closure of the bridge from Wednesday until Thursday. The work had originally been scheduled to take place Tuesday but was moved to Wednesday and then moved again until tomorrow, due to the winds and sea conditions.   

Prior to work starting tomorrow, flaggers and advance warning signs will be in place to stop traffic at both ends of the work zone on Basnight Bridge. In addition, message boards at Whalebone Junction and Rodanthe will display messages alerting motorists to the road closure. The Basnight Bridge carries N.C. 12 over Oregon Inlet on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Boaters in the area should also be aware, because during the demolition work NCDOT and PCL will be helping enforce the U.S. Coast Guard rules to prevent vessels from coming within a 1,500-foot radius of the old Bonner Bridge.

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