Not to worry Tom. NCDOT will shut the bridge down completely for two weekends this fall to replace the old lift cables. Problem solved.
That is, until the center section breaks in the middle due to steel fatigue and the new cables are left holding the now broken sections up out of the water.......
the DOT has the thankless task of maintaining bridges that should be replaced and their maintenance funds are subject to cuts......
The 140 bypass bridge is new. What they NEED is a few connectors to the bypass to make it easier to use the bypass to get in and out of Wilmington - but then its no longer a bypass per se.
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