Work continues on Isabel Holmes Bridge

Barriers on each side of the Isabel Holmes Bridge are an OSHA requirement to protect crews working on the bridge. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Work continues on the Isabel Holmes Bridge, and you may have noticed wooden barriers on each side. Now we’re learning they’re there to protect workers.

A North Carolina Department of Transportation spokeswoman says the rail extensions are temporary, and there to comply with an OSHA requirement for crews working at night.

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NCDOT says nightly closures are expected to continue between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday through the spring of 2021.