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Alligator River Bridge Closed Due to Mechanical Issues

COLUMBIA – The Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 between Tyrrell and Dare counties is currently closed to all traffic until further notice because of a failure in the swing span’s locking mechanisms.

NCDOT crews are onsite to inspect the extent of the problem and determine a timeline for repairs.

In the meantime, the following detours are in place:

  • Motorists traveling east from Columbia should use N.C. 94 South to U.S. 264 East to U.S. 64.
  • Motorists traveling west from Dare County to Columbia should use U.S. 264 West to N.C. 94 North to U.S. 64.
  • Motorists traveling to the Outer Banks from areas west of Williamston should use U.S. 17 North to U.S. 158 East.
  • Motorists traveling from the Outer Banks to points west of Williamston should use U.S. 158 West to U.S. 17 South to U.S. 64 West.

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1/31/2019 3:13 PM