The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet opened in 1963. You can read more about the bridge here: https://www.outerbanks.com/herbert-c-bonner-bridge.html.
As most of our readers know, the Bonner Bridge, which is now more than a half century old, is in the process of being replaced. For our readers, especially those who have not yet seen the impressive construction project, here is a recent update from Dare County (if the video does not appear, you can access it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71lcD-fbuNM.):
If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got
its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at
this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village,
along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named.
You can read the Newsletter here.
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You are right. It was built 50 years ago with a 30 year lifespan. The new bridge is finally being built after a 20+ year debate on it's replacement. I read where this debate along with study after study sent on so long that some of the junior attorneys connected with this project were born, grew up, went to college, and then were assigned to the various legal teams.ReplyDelete
20+ years. I hope no one has lost sight of this. I am glad the doom and gloom about this bridge was finally squashed. The outer banks can be proud of their new bridge. I read it all in this blog. Philip, thank you for all the comments over the years for and against. You were fair. A good reporter!
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