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Bonner Bridge

US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work

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A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves. Full story...
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Emergency declaration issued for Bonner Bridge

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North Carolina's governor has declared an emergency at the Bonner Bridge, which state officials have closed because they say it's unsafe. Full story...
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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems. Full story...
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Chunk of concrete falls from Bonner Bridge

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A chunk of concrete has fallen from a portion of the Bonner Bridge, a day after a judge approved plans for a parallel span to replace the only link between the Outer Banks and the North Carolina mainland. Full story...
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Groups want their Outer Banks bridge appeal heard

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Conservation groups have asked a North Carolina trial judge to require that a state panel listen to their challenge of a permit needed to build a replacement Outer Banks bridge. Full story...
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NC asks judge to toss lawsuit on Bonner Bridge

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The state Department of Transportation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the current plan to replace the deteriorating bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the rest of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline

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North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks. Full story...
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NC to proceed with plans for bridge

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North Carolina's transportation department will proceed with plans to build a bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the northern Outer Banks despite a lawsuit filed by environmentalists to halt the process. Full story...
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