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NC DOT awards contract for Bonner Bridge repairs

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HATTERAS ISLAND, NC (AP) -- North Carolina has awarded a $1.8 million contract to a Pennsylvania company to repair a bridge that provides Hatteras Island with its only land link to the mainland.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/PFM8lG) Thursday that crews with American Bridge Co. in Corapolis, Pa., will begin work later this month.

The 2.7-mile-long Bonner Bridge was built in 1962 and has exceeded its expected lifespan. The state has spent $26.5 million in the last decade to fix deterioration caused by constant exposure to salt, strong currents and wind.

Last year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a $216 million contract to build a new bridge. That construction is expected to be finished in 2015.

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