Bonner Bridge
Bonner Bridge. Photo by C. Leinbach
Special to the Observer from the Island Free Press
 January 26, 2014
Starting Wednesday, Jan. 28, weather permitting, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will close a section of one lane of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on Highway 12 over the Oregon Inlet.

The lane closure will enable crews with Precon Marine Inc. of Chesapeake, Va. to begin repairs to the concrete along the underside of the bridge deck. The project is expected to be complete by mid-June.

As part of this $331,250 contract awarded in December 2014, crews will remove loose or deteriorated concrete and replace it with shotcrete – a form of concrete that is projected or “shot” onto a surface. These repairs will be made at approximately 249 locations identified as priority areas during the most recent regular two-year inspection of the bridge in May of last year.

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