The N.C. Department of Transportation has reopened N.C. 210 near Smithfield after replacing the bridges over Swift Creek and its overflow.
The road closed to through traffic in January so crews with S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson could do the work.
Both bridges on N.C. 210 were built in 1934 and were classified as functionally obsolete, meaning they were built to design standards that are no longer in use. The new bridges were built to modern design standards.
During the project, crews replaced the bridge on N.C. 210 over Swift Creek first, followed by the bridge over the Swift Creek overflow.
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These replacements round out a $10.4 million contract awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. in 2013 to replace 12 bridges in Johnston County.
The 10 other bridges were on N.C. 96, Juniper Church Road, Benson-Hardee Road, Old Stage Road, Eldridge Road, Bizzell Grove Church Road, Old Beulah Road, Micro Road and two on Shoeheel Road.