Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bridge Parts?

Last week Amy and I were looking for seashells when we spied a strange shape out in the ocean. What looked like three tall masts or pilings loomed above the horizon. It was clearly not a sailing ship, but it took a few minutes to venture a guess that it was a section of the new Oregon Inlet bridge, now under construction, being towed to the work site.

Amy had her binoculars with her, so we took the following photo through the eye piece. The last photo is a cropped close-up.

We are not sure this is a structural element of the new bridge, but we think so. At any rate, we'd never before seen anything quite that that out in the ocean.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Allie (Teenie) Scott's 1968 story of Simon Garrish, Jr. and the US Life-Saving horse, Sambo. You can read it by clicking here:


  1. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Dang If I had an "smart" phone I'd e-mail that image to the DOT of NC and if possible include the coordinates of the location of the image.. as a tax payer you are ENTITLED to ask questions of the public servants as to what gives.

  2. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Oil rig?