In my opinion not in my lifetime. Two to three opening is a laugher! The Local Public and Residents have a lot of concerns but most of it is preservation of the area. Preservation is a big word with many sub thoughts. The bridge makes sense only for ease of traveling and naturally Hurricane evacuation. Inevtably it will bring more people, daytrippers etc. I would also think Duck will loose some business. There are really two mindsets here. Vacationers who want their trips easier and have more services. The other group really wants to keep the area a low key, small, family type beach area. Who wins ? Big Money always. Years ago we use to call them Land Maggots. Oh, well that's an old time locals perspective. Be that as it may!
Thanks for all the posts, hoi toide - very informative.
Haven't heard any news in quite a while regarding the proposed mid-Currituck bridge. Anyone heard anything about the status of the approvals? law suits? projected timelines?
Agree with not building the bridge. Having my first visit here in 1975, I still remember the Outer Banks of long ago. No Village of Nags Head, No Oceanfront Condos in the "Mid Section", a significant Dune Line along the Beach Road. Build the Bridge and the People Will come along with Development up North. Ugh!
Half a billiom is a whole lot to spend on a bridge to alleviate tourist traffic. Make that three qyarters of a billion with inflation.