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Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?

Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




I have been searching high and low but nothing. The construction crews have been doing very little for about a month as far as I can tell.


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RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




NC DOT website only shows an opening date as "early 2019". I guess the original "late 2018" was pushed back due to the number of storms this past year.


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




There's been big articles in both the Coastland Times and the Virginian Pilot. Formerly they are announcing sometime around March. No specific date. FYI the removal of the old bridge is going to take quite some time. It's the Permit thing again for demolition. In addition the Inlet is too shallow for Barges and Equipment to get to the old bridge and haul the debris out to a "Reef" site 6 or 8 miles from the Inlet. Oh boy. As a Charter Boat Captain I can tell you nothing is easy when it concerns Oregon Inlet. The Federal Government has been a bunch Clowns regarding ANYTHING connected to the Inlet and surrounding area (Bridge, Dredging, Jetties, Wildlife Management, the NPS)


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




A friend of mine is one of the crane operators working on the bridge and he said they're shooting for the end of Feb. or the beginning of March.


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Latest news story from WFMY says the same... February or March...

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I drove through there from the north side last night. They have redirected the road and I was seriously wondering if I was going to be the first across the new bridge until the last couple of seconds. That was exciting anyway.


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Seeing it a week ago Sunday and then again this past Saturday it's beautiful and awesome. Can't wait for it to open.


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From todays Pilot.

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I just hope they name it Herbert C. Bonner. I'm so used to saying "south of the Bonner"...

John


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Dare County Commisioner/Chairman Warren Judge was tireless in his support of a replacement for the benefit of residents and visitors, and the Bridge Moms Beth Midgett and Natalie Kavanagh (and many other supporters) kept pushing forward.

This should be the Warren Judge Memorial Bridge over The Bridge Mom's Oregon Inlet. They did the work in the face of daunting environmental groups opposition, and succeeded. For the benefit of all.


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There was a bridge in my town that was recently replaced. It's name was Hubbard's Bridge, and had been for about 140 years. When they completed the replacement a few years ago they renamed it the “Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge" who recently retired. The county board that made the name change said Kyrillos was “instrumental” in securing $7 million supplemental funding for the bridge. Well, isn't this what a politician from a district where a project is going on supposed to do? It Is their job to get funding. So we name a bridge for someone just doing their job? And of course there are numerous other politicians, local groups, etc that played a part in getting the bridge rebuilt....why single one out.

Keep the name even though it is for a politician or name it something that makes sense, like the Oregon Inlet Bridge.




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Robert, cordially, this is like comparing apples to cinderblocks.

Warren Judge was a local leader who helped move mountains of regulatory and frivolous special interest group obstruction obstacles to get this done. In a bipartisan manner, representing the best interests of his constituents. my opinion is that this would be an earned recognition of hard works, not a special participation award. Unfortunately, posthumously.

(And I posted without even saying he was a Democrat and we don't care how you do it up north...oops Big grin Wink smiley )


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Robert, cordially, this is like comparing apples to cinderblocks.

Warren Judge was a local leader who helped move mountains of regulatory and frivolous special interest group obstruction obstacles to get this done. In a bipartisan manner, representing the best interests of his constituents. my opinion is that this would be an earned recognition of hard works, not a special participation award. Unfortunately, posthumously.

(And I posted without even saying he was a Democrat and we don't care how you do it up north...oops Big grin Wink smiley )

hatterasnc



Your entitled to your opinion and I certainly respect it. I am sure Mr.Judge did what he was expected to do to get votes. So maybe in this particular case it is proper. That said, I like the Oregon Inlet Bridge. Give Mr. Warren a nice plaque to be placed somewhere on the bridge noting his accomplishments in regard to the new bridge.


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




Robert, cordially, this is like comparing apples to cinderblocks.

Warren Judge was a local leader who helped move mountains of regulatory and frivolous special interest group obstruction obstacles to get this done. In a bipartisan manner, representing the best interests of his constituents. my opinion is that this would be an earned recognition of hard works, not a special participation award. Unfortunately, posthumously.

(And I posted without even saying he was a Democrat and we don't care how you do it up north...oops Big grin Wink smiley )

hatterasnc



Your entitled to your opinion and I certainly respect it. I am sure Mr.Judge did what he was expected to do to get votes. So maybe in this particular case it is proper. That said, I like the Oregon Inlet Bridge. Give Mr. Warren a nice plaque to be placed somewhere on the bridge noting his accomplishments in regard to the new bridge.

Robert


Understood and appreciated, and certainly not seeking to get the last word...but I guess I may... smiley with shades

I have met, shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with politicians who seek only your vote. These are shallow and forgotten.
I have had the more pleasant experience of meeting elected officials who seek only to serve the citizens. These are genuine and remembered.
The Honorable Warren Judge succeeds in the latter category. Genuine. A fine man. And to Miss Tess, a fine person.
Service above self. Personified.
My, if only we could find more of these.


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




Robert, cordially, this is like comparing apples to cinderblocks.

Warren Judge was a local leader who helped move mountains of regulatory and frivolous special interest group obstruction obstacles to get this done. In a bipartisan manner, representing the best interests of his constituents. my opinion is that this would be an earned recognition of hard works, not a special participation award. Unfortunately, posthumously.

(And I posted without even saying he was a Democrat and we don't care how you do it up north...oops Big grin Wink smiley )

hatterasnc



Your entitled to your opinion and I certainly respect it. I am sure Mr.Judge did what he was expected to do to get votes. So maybe in this particular case it is proper. That said, I like the Oregon Inlet Bridge. Give Mr. Warren a nice plaque to be placed somewhere on the bridge noting his accomplishments in regard to the new bridge.

Robert


Understood and appreciated, and certainly not seeking to get the last word...but I guess I may... smiley with shades

I have met, shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with politicians who seek only your vote. These are shallow and forgotten.
I have had the more pleasant experience of meeting elected officials who seek only to serve the citizens. These are genuine and remembered.
The Honorable Warren Judge succeeds in the latter category. Genuine. A fine man. And to Miss Tess, a fine person.
Service above self. Personified.
My, if only we could find more of these.

hatterasnc



Ha....maybe I will get the last word in. My entire planning career was in government. I had to deal with politicians and politics everyday, but I always remained professional and above playing the game. I interacted with politicians and their appointees on all levels....municipal, county, state and Federal. After 45 years of it, I could count on fingers how many would be like your Warren Judge. Very sad.


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




Soon...………..very soon.

It also doesn't make any sense to re-name the bridge. It will always be referred to as the Bonner Bridge. Why change it??


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NAGS HEAD – The new bridge that will replace the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet is expected to open to traffic as early as mid-February, thanks to mild weather and an accelerated pace of activity by contractors.
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“The list of work left to do is shrinking rapidly,” said NCDOT Division Engineer Jerry Jennings. “It’s now down to a matter of days.”

NCDOT and local officials are planning an informal community day on Feb. 9 to celebrate the new bridge. Traffic is expected to be shifted in the days following the event. A more formal celebration for the new bridge is tentatively slated for early April. Details of the events will be announced at a later date.

The new bridge will replace the 55-year-old Bonner Bridge.

Contractors are currently installing guardrails and expansion joints as well as adding traction grooves to the bridge’s deck, while workers from Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative are finishing work to attach power lines to the new structure. Once all the finishing touches are complete, workers will paint lane markings on the new bridge and traffic will be shifted. After the new bridge is open, crews will begin dismantling the old bridge.

The opening date could still be pushed back by inclement weather or other factors, but engineers still expect the new bridge to open to traffic in early-to-mid February.

The Bonner Bridge Replacement Project began in March 2016. The new $252 million bridge is 2.8 miles long, 90 feet high at its apex, and is designed for a 100-year life span.

***NCDOT***


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So, who’s walking or bicycling the Bonner today?
In 50 years the pics you get of and on the “new” bridge will be memorabilia


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




So, who’s walking or bicycling the Bonner today?
In 50 years the pics you get of and on the “new” bridge will be memorabilia

judyk


I did the walk today. It looks like the bridge structure is complete. I'm thinking both ends where bridge meets land still need finishing touches like lane markings. It should not be long for the bridge to open IMO.


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This Report says 'Opening Within Days"
See Story>>
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RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




The county board that made the name change said Kyrillos was “instrumental” in securing $7 million supplemental funding for the bridge. Well, isn't this what a politician from a district where a project is going on supposed to do? It Is their job to get funding. So we name a bridge for someone just doing their job? And of course there are numerous other politicians, local groups, etc that played a part in getting the bridge rebuilt....why single one out.

Keep the name even though it is for a politician or name it something that makes sense, like the Oregon Inlet Bridge.

Robert


Could be worse. We have a highway named for a politician who hit and killed a motorcyclist and left the scene.


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




According to WAVY news the official opening date is April 2


RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




According to WAVY news the official opening date is April 2

judyk


April 2 is the ribbon-cutting ceremony. WAVY also said the bridge is "scheduled to be open to traffic soon."
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RE: Anyone heard about the Bonner Bridge opening date?




According to WAVY news the official opening date is April 2

judyk


April 2 is the ribbon-cutting ceremony. WAVY also said the bridge is "scheduled to be open to traffic soon."
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W&M OBX


I stand corrected. Thank you WM. That’s what happens when you don’t read the whole thing.


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When I drove by about 1pm today, the line painting truck was lined up at the north end, but, no lines laid down at that time. Any day now...


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