celebrate bridge first-hand at community day
Raleigh, NC (February 15, 2019) – PCL Construction and the
North Carolina Department of Transportation temporarily opened the Herbert C.
Bonner Bridge replacement to pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Saturday,
February 9, providing a unique opportunity to experience the bridge without vehicular
The bridge is the only access route via roadway across the
Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Hatteras Islands. More than two million people
travel across the Bonner Bridge each year. “These millions of people will not
only enjoy the new view and smooth ride, but the reliability and safety that
this engineering marvel provides to our society,” said David Hallac, superintendent,
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and
Wright Brothers Memorial.
The new bridge, which will open to vehicular traffic later
this month, runs parallel to its predecessor. PCL Construction, the bridge
contractor, is working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to
use specific portions of the old bridge to create offshore, artificial reefs. A
section of the south end will be repurposed into a fishing pier.
The Bonner Bridge
replacement is expected to earn a new name at a more formal bridge dedication
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries
out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.
Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6
billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North
America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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