First of all I think this was poorly communicated and planned out but the work was necessary. The bridge was built in 1969 and there is a certain amount of maintenance that has to be done a structure that age. I suspect what they were doing could not be started and stopped and had to be completed over the course of several days.
I think we would all be more upset if the bridge had a castrophic failure that left it closed for weeks or even worse dumped people into the Cape Fear River.
Hopefully the DOT has learned some lessons and will communicate and plan better before the next weekend long closure.
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