This "bridge building stuff" is everywhere...look at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the "need" to build a "lower" bridge across the bay.
I bet none of your guys that have been stuck in CBB Sunday traffic heading west, see the delays in getting off OBX as being an issue.
I haven't been stuck on the CBB. Honestly I don't travel it that often. I have been stuck on the Harry W Nice Memorial Bridge which carries Rt 301 traffic between VA to MD. For the uninitiated this is a two lane bridge, 11' lanes each way with no divider, just a double yellow line. I've been stopped on the bridge and the bridge movement feels like you're on a pogo stick. Also it's a thrill to have 18 wheelers coming at you on the down slope when they are running flat out.
Stand by for the replacement bridge, it’s in the works.