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Legal Challenges

​The N.C. Department of Transportation first began the process of investing in a replacement bridge in 1989, but construction was delayed for numerous years due to legal challenges.

Most recently, lawsuits were filed in 2011 and August 2013 by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association.

The last of the legal challenges was resolved in August 2015, allowing NCDOT to proceed with plans to replace the Bonner Bridge.

The documents below detail specific events regarding those actions.

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