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Herbert C. Bonner Bridge

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Bonner Bridge

Looking south

Photo taken June 2013 by Flickr user NCDOTcommunications

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #309292

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Description 

This is the only bridge that connects Hatteras Island to the mainland of North Carolina (Cape Hatteras), via adjacent islands. The bridge is located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Article on rebuilding: http://www.wavy.com/news/north-carolina/ncdot-begins-repairs...

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Oregon Inlet on NC 12
Location
Dare County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic, with lane closures Sept-Dec 2013 for emergency repairs
Future prospects
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is replacing Bonner Bridge because of problems related to beach erosion and severe weather. NCDOT awarded a $216 million contract to replace the bridge, with work to begin in 2013, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/bonnerbridgereplace/ http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/bonnerbridgereplace/download/B...
History
Built 1962
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 12,865.8 ft. (2.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Also called
Oregon Inlet Bridge
Bonner Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.77040, -75.53499   (decimal degrees)
35°46'13" N, 75°32'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/451643/3958615 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon Inlet
Inventory numbers
NC 550011 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 55203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
4,500

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 9, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 24, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 29, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • September 24, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Emergency repair lane closures added
  • January 14, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: changes primary name to Herbert C. Bonner Bridge

Sources 

  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein