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NCDOT to Inspect New Surf City Bridge

​SURF CITY – The N.C. Department of Transportation will inspect the new Surf City Bridge next week.

During the inspection, which will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 through April 3, NCDOT will intermittently close a lane, while keeping one lane open for traffic at all times.

Drivers are urged to use caution and slow down as they approach the lane closure.

The Surf City Bridge opened ahead of schedule late last year. All new bridges must be inspected after they’re complete. This inspection will set a guide for future inspections.

The new 65-foot-high Surf City Bridge represents an improvement over the old swing bridge it replaces, as the swing bridge forced motorists to wait numerous times each day so the bridge could be opened to allow boats to pass. Traffic now can move continuously over the bridge as boats pass underneath.

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3/29/2019 9:33 AM