New Outer Banks Bridge
A new Outer Banks bridge is in the works. This current project is badly needed as a recent inspection of the Bonner bridge was given a 2 out of 100. The bridge collapsing in was scored at 50. Makes you feel safe doesn't it. All those waves and salt water cause corrosion and break the bridges down. The bonner bridge was built in 1963 around 50 years ago.
The new bridge often called the Mid-Currituck Bridge is going to be approximately 7 miles and cost $659.2 Million dollars. The project timeline currently is scheduled to start in 2010 and be open to traffic 2013. As thing tend to never open when they are supposed to my money is one 2015.