WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A young woman driving a Land Rover SUV crashed into the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge around 8:40 p.m. Friday. Wrightsville Beach Police tell WWAY that the driver hit the center median, but overcompensated and swerved too much to the right slamming into the concrete portion of the bridge. The car landed about five feet to the right of the drawbridge portion of the bridge. Work crews from the Department of Transportation completed a temporary repair of the bridge around 1 a.m. Saturday. A ten-foot chunk of cement was hauled off. Permanent repairs to the structure will likely be made Monday night.
Nobody was injured in the accident, but a portion of the car did hang out over the Intracoastal Waterway. Wrightsville Beach Police have charged the woman with unsafe driving. There is not any suspicion of driving while impaired. There were two passengers in the car.
WWAY was on the scene early Saturday morning during the DOT repairs to the bridge. There were some minor traffic delays, but none are expected again until the permanent repairs are made Monday night.
The photo posted on this website was taken just minutes after the accident by a WWAY viewer.
Video of the repairs will be shown on Good Morning Carolina on Monday morning with news anchor Marcy Cuevas.