Update Wednesday: NCDOT has rescheduled until Thursday the demolition work on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge that will require a 15-minute road closure on the Marc Basnight Bridge between noon and 4 p.m.
High winds and rough sea conditions in the Oregon Inlet prompted officials to move the demolition work and temporary closure of the bridge from Wednesday until Thursday. The work had originally been scheduled to take place Tuesday but was moved to Wednesday and then moved again until Thursday, due to the winds and sea conditions.
Update Tuesday: The temporary closing of Marc Basnight Bridge has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. High winds and rough seas prompted officials to move the demolition work back a day.
There will be a 15-minute road closure between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday on the Marc Basnight Bridge, which carries N.C. 12 over Oregon Inlet on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The state Department of Transportation has scheduled demolition work on the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge that will require the 15-minute road closure. Work will be moved to Wednesday if weather conditions on Tuesday are poor.
Before work begins Tuesday, there will be flaggers and advance warning signs in place to stop traffic at both ends of the work zone on Basnight Bridge. There also will be message boards at Whalebone Junction and Rodanthe alerting motorists to the road closure.
Boaters in the area should be cautious during the demolition work. NCDOT and PCL will be helping enforce the U.S. Coast Guard rules to prevent vessels from coming within a 1,500-foot radius of the old Bonner Bridge.