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The Bonner Bridge replacement project is an endeavor that has spanned decades.

With canada goose outlet new york city the current Bonner Bridge passing its 30 year lifespan in 1993, the road to reach a new bridge was crowded with red canada goose coats on sale tape, lawsuits, and unexpected obstacles during the building process which included runaway barges and an island wide power outage.

Take a closer look at the timeline for the building process, and the hurdles that were cleared along the way, as the island continually moves closer to an official opening of the new bridge across Oregon Inlet.


1990. State begins feasibility study for canada goose outlet replacing the Bonner Bridge.

November, canada goose factory outlet 1993. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement on bridge goose outlet canada replacement is released for review, which favors a parallel bridge to the existing structure.

1996. Fish and Wildlife Service.

2001. Because it had been more than seven years since the completion of the DEIS, a re evaluation is conducted to determine if the preliminary FEIS remains a viable alternative. A decision is made to prepare a supplement to the DEIS.

2002. Work begins on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) supplement cheap canada goose canada goose outlet nyc canada goose uk shop to the canada goose outlet uk sale DEIS.

June, 2002: A NCDOT Bridge Inspection Report rates the condition of the existing bridge as poor, with a rating of 4 out of 100 points. That rating would later change in 2007 to 2 out of 100 canada goose outlet reviews points.

September, 2005. The supplemental DEIS is completed and signed. It includes five alternatives, including both short and long bridge options.

November, 2005. Public hearings are held on the SDEIS.

2007: The “Replace the Bridge Now,” a grassroots organization advocating for the immediate replacement of the Bonner Bridge, is formed.

February, 2007. The supplement to SDEIS is signed. This supplement to the original supplement includes two new parallel bridge options.

March, 2007. Two public meeting are held on the supplement to the Supplemental DEIS.

September, 2008. Canada Goose Jackets The Final Environmental Impact Statement is signed. It favors a Parallel Bridge with a Phased Approach and a canada goose coats Rodanthe Bridge canada goose outlet canada as the preferred alternative, and addresses comments made on the SDEIS and SSDEIS.

May, 2009. A Parallel Bridge Corridor with https://www.fanclub-fulton-smith.de Highway 12 Transportation Management Plan Alternative is added to the FEIS and selected as the preferred alternative. This is a variation on the parallel canada goose outlet black friday bridge alternatives addressed in the original FEIS.

October, 2009. A Revised Section 4 (f) evaluation is issued in response to comments received on the FEIS. It determines that a 17 mile bridge through the Pamlico Sound which official canada goose outlet buy canada goose jacket would later be casually referred to as the long bridge cheap canada goose uk is canada goose outlet store uk not feasible.

January, 2010. The Federal Highway Administration requests an Environmental Assessment of the preferred alternative in the FEIS.

May, 2010. The Environmental Assessment is released.

June, 2010. A Public comment period on EA is announced with public meetings scheduled for July.

July 13, 2010. The organization “Bridge Moms” is founded with the mission “To give voice to the fears and concerns of the mothers who have children on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands whose wellbeing is dependent on the lifeline of Herbert C Bonner Bridge.” The Bridge Moms would go on to be credited for making a substantial contribution to the efforts to replace the bridge through their letters, public campaigns, and partnerships and meetings with local and state officials.

December, 2010. NCDOT issues a Record of Decision to build a parallel bridge and address the problems areas, or “hotspots,” in a segmented fashion at a later date.

July 1, 2011. canada goose black friday sale Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, file a lawsuit in federal court to stop the plan by NCDOT and the Federal canada goose outlet in usa Highway Administration.

July 27, 2011. NCDOT awards a $215.54 million contract to the design build team of PCL Civil Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas in July 2011, just weeks after the environmental groups file their lawsuit in federal court.