The U.S. 64 bridge over the Alligator River was closed Thursday because of a mechanical problem, forcing traffic to and from the west to take a lengthy detour.
The U.S. 64 bridge over the Alligator River was closed Thursday because of a mechanical problem, forcing traffic to and from the west to take a lengthy detour. NCDOT
The U.S. 64 bridge over the Alligator River was closed Thursday because of a mechanical problem, forcing traffic to and from the west to take a lengthy detour. NCDOT

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 32 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.