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Bonner Bridge Projects

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is working to provide long-term solutions for the two breaches caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011 along N.C. 12 on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and in Rodanthe.

Following the breach on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, NCDOT installed a temporary metal bridge that is now reaching the end of its service life. While NCDOT studies a long-term solution to maintain traffic in this vulnerable location, the temporary metal bridge will be replaced with the N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge.

NCDOT repaired N.C. 12 following the breach in Rodanthe and is in the process of studying building a bridge that would carry N.C. 12 over the Pamlico Sound, the department's preferred solution for the breach.

Both bridge projects are considered Phase II of the�Bonner Bridge Replacement Project.�

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Before & After Photos

Photos of Pea Island and Rodanthe prior to and following breaches. Place your mouse over the image below to see the contrast of each site.


Resources for Local Property Owners

In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.