Temporary bridge linking Outer Banks could open by October
Posted September 19, 2011
Rodanthe, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Monday that a temporary bridge linking the Outer Banks could open by early October.
Last month, Hurricane Irene washed out two areas of N.C. Highway 12, including a section more than 200 feet long in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, south of Nags Head, when the Category 1 storm touched down on the coast.
The two-lane, 650-foot temporary bridge will restore traffic and will remain in place as long as necessary while the DOT works toward a permanent repair to the damage.