The new concrete Pea Island Interim Bridge, left, parallels the temporary metal truss bridge that was erected to carry N.C. 12 over a new inlet created by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Sand has since filled in the inlet, but the area is still vulnerable to breach in storms.
The new concrete Pea Island Interim Bridge, left, parallels the temporary metal truss bridge that was erected to carry N.C. 12 over a new inlet created by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Sand has since filled in the inlet, but the area is still vulnerable to breach in storms. NCDOT
The new concrete Pea Island Interim Bridge, left, parallels the temporary metal truss bridge that was erected to carry N.C. 12 over a new inlet created by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Sand has since filled in the inlet, but the area is still vulnerable to breach in storms. NCDOT

New NC 12 bridge in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is open

November 14, 2017 03:54 PM