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Replacements Planned for Two Columbus County Bridges

Crews to begin work on two Giles Byrd Road bridges. Canal Cove Road bridgework postponed.

RALEIGH The North Carolina Department of Transportation will soon replace two 64-year-old bridges over Bogue Swamp on Giles Byrd Road in Columbus County.

The original bridges were built in 1951 and are considered structurallydeficient,meaning the bridges require more constant maintenance and have reduced weight restrictions or speed limits. It does not mean the bridges are unsafe.Replacing these bridges is part of the department's statewide program to improve the condition of the state's bridges.

Closings and detours will begin Monday, October 12. The detours will use Hallsboro Road, N.C. 214 and Pierce Road. The project is scheduled to take up to 210 days.

Additionally, NCDOT is postponing work on a 61-year-old bridge on Canal Cove Roadin Lake Waccamaw as right of way is settled. Once the work does start, it will involve replacing the existing bridge with an aluminum arch box culvert.

This work is part of an E. S. Wagner, Inc. Design-Build Year two program in an $11.6 million contract. It was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM