New Update Video Released on the Progress of the Bonner Bridge
By JOY CRIST
A new video with updates on the Bonner
Bridge progress was
released by Dare County on April 12th on their Government
Education Channel’s Facebook page.
The update chronicles the latest projects
that crews have
been working on to complete the new Bonner Bridge as well as the
Bridge, which are slated to be completed by November 2018.
At the northern edge of the bridge, five
spans of the
bridge’s decking have been installed and poured with concrete. Three of
spans – each 160 ft. in length – are some of the longest in the
design. As the bridge’s deck continues to take shape heading south
inlet, crews have also begun the process of pouring and forming the
barriers along the sides of the bridge that will serve as the
guardrails of the
In the waters of the inlet, with the first
and clearly visible, crews have begun installing the first pre-cast
what is called the “pier table.” Each segment, which weighs 95 tons and
over 19 ft. in height, will be linked together with steel cable
decking for the bridge’s roadway in the highest spans of the bridge.
Meanwhile on the south side of the Bonner
land-based pile driving resumes at the water’s edge, working towards
installed six southernmost girder spans. Crews are also constructing a
that will enable them to move north through the shallow waters of the
join the northern site.
At the Pea Island Interim Bridge site, with
the sheet piling
already installed at the northern end of the project, crews are working
complete the installation of the caps that will enable them to install
three spans of girders of the bridge’s north end that will meet the
the south end of the interim bridge, crews are working to wrap up pile
and the installation of the remaining sheet pilings, which is expected
completed by the end of April.
Drivers in these areas should continue to
lane closures Monday through Friday, and should allow for extra travel
needed. Additionally, scheduled nighttime road closures lasting up to
minutes are possible for delivery of construction materials. NCDOT will
notice of these road closures via various online and social media
well as its travel management system website, www.drivenc.gov.
for additional updates on the Bonner Bridge project, as well as traffic