Tuesday, July 23, 2024

NCDOT suspends bridge replacement in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The discovery of a protected species under a bridge slated to be replaced in Brunswick County has suspended operations until further notice, the N.C. Department of Transportation reported.

Environmental agencies found a Carolina Wren nesting under the bridge. The 50-year-old bridge is located along N.C. 87 on Maco Road. A portion over Batarora Branch was to be demolished and rebuilt, with completion planned for fall.

How long crews will suspend construction is unknown at this time, according to NCDOT. Another update will be dispersed to media as a more thorough timeline is assessed

The bridge replacement is estimated to cost $1.2 million.

Below is the original news release.

More information can be found at DriveNC.gov.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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