Congratulations Outer Banks, we’ve got a new bridge!
Nomad, that appears to be from the south end looking north. Did you start from the south, and if so, was there a parking area for bridge walkers?
Indeed it is, we were directed to park at the campground on the other side of the OIFC, on the north side, which at 10:20 when we got there was already full to the brim with cars and people.
Those who came from the south parked at the Oregon inlet walking path/bridge fishing catwalk parking lot and some also parked on the shoulder of the road leading from the new bridge to the old road.