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State Department Of Transportation To Raise Two Bridges Near Wilmington PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:26

LELAND, (AP) — Transportation officials in North Carolina have agreed to raise two bridges near Wilmington to ease boat traffic.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported that the Department of Transportation has agreed to raise the bridges of U.S. 17/74/76 over the Brunswick River near Leland.
The existing bridges are only about 2 feet above the water level at high tide. The $34 million project will raise that to about 8 feet and add a lane in each direction.
The agency hopes to get bids on the project in the summer of 2013.
The project comes after the Leland Town Council unanimously asked the DOT to raise the bridges. Mayor Brenda Bozeman says the higher bridges could make riverfront properties more attractive since they will have greater access to the water.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:27
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