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Edgecombe County Bridge Will Be Replaced

TARBORO – A 70-year-old bridge on N.C. 97 will be replaced with a modern structure.

The bridge crossing Swift Creek north of Tarboro has reached its natural lifespan. National Bridge Builders LLC of Kernersville will demolish the current structure and then construct a new bridge, according to a nearly $2 million contract the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded this month. The bid was the lowest, and 12% below engineering estimates.

Work may start after May 1, and the contractor will have until July 2022 to finish the project and reopen the road.

When the project begins, a marked detour will send drivers, if they are headed north, to turn right onto Tree Farm Road; left onto West Logsboro Road; left onto N.C. 33; returning to N.C. 97. Drivers going south on N.C. 97 will follow the same detour in reverse.

People may visit NCDOT's bridge webpage to learn more.


2/25/2021 10:16 AM