NAGS HEAD – The North Carolina Department of Transportation, along with Dare County, the National Park Service, and local community groups will be hosting an informal Community Day to celebrate the completion of the Bonner Bridge replacement on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the north end of the bridge near the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, located at 8770 Oregon Inlet Road in Nags Head.
The event will include remarks by Dare County Commission Chairman Bob Woodard and other officials beginning at 10 a.m., with a blessing and a wreath-laying ceremony at the top of the new bridge at 11 a.m. The bridge will be open to the public for pedestrian and bicycle access from the north end of the bridge between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Due to safety precautions, scooters, skateboards, and roller blades will not be allowed. Limited shuttle service will be available to carry those needing assistance between the fishing center and the bridge.
Parking for the event is available at Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Oregon Inlet Boat Ramp parking lot. Attendees are urged to dress warmly, as forecasts call for temperatures in the 30s with winds blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour.
A more formal bridge dedication event is currently being planned for early April.
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