Chunk of concrete falls from Bonner Bridge
A chunk of concrete has fallen from a portion of the Bonner Bridge, a day after a judge approved plans for a parallel span to replace the only link between the Outer Banks and the North Carolina mainland.
N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Garifo said Tuesday that the concrete fell from a span south of the main navigation channel. There was no indication of when the concrete may have fallen from the bridge.
Beginning next Monday, work crews were scheduled to close a one-lane section of the bridge for at least a half-mile so a Maryland construction company can access the girders and underside of the bridge to make concrete repairs.
On Monday, a federal judge issued a 42-page ruling for the new bridge, rejecting objections from environmentalists.
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