With roughly 88 percent of construction complete, the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project is rapidly spanning Oregon Inlet as it nears its anticipated end-of-2018 completion date.
Work at the northern end of the project is steadily rising to meet the bridge’s navigation zone in the center. With the last footing poured, and the girders of the bridge’s northern approach set, crews are now working to install the columns, caps and girders that will support the bridge’s northern incline.
In the navigation zone, all segments of the seven navigation spans have been installed, with crews expecting to pour the remaining closures that will connect the spans together, and which will tie the northern and southern halves of the span together.
At the southern end of the project, with all of the girders set, crews are making their way up the southern incline pouring concrete for the decking that will connect to the bridge’s navigation span.
Meanwhile, at the southern base of the new bridge, crews are building up the southern approach roadway in preparation to eventually connect the bridge to N.C. Highway 12.
Those travelling the Bonner Bridge should expect daytime lane closures Monday through Thursday until 11:30 a.m., and nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday. One lane will remain open during these closures, however motorists should allow extra travel time.
Visit http://www.ncdot.gov/nc12 for more information regarding the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project, as well as area traffic and travel information.