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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - Work crews are finding that the people who built the Camden Causeway had no intention of letting it fall down.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports (http://bit.ly/U38JL8) that N.C. Department of Transportation resident engineer Randy Midgett said the quality of workmanship that went into building the 1931 bridge is making it more difficult to take apart.

Midgett said the causeway bridge was put together and reinforced so well that crews with Atlanta-based Archer Western have had to resort to breaking it up instead of dismantling it piece-by-piece.

The eastbound bridge over the Pasquotank River connects Elizabeth City with Camden County. It will be replaced with a new bridge. Archer Western is facing a June 2015 deadline for completing the work, which includes upgrading the westbound bridge.

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Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/

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