Updated: Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 12:37 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 5:32 PM EDT
OUTER BANKS, NC (WAVY) - Monday is your last chance to weigh in on the fate of the Bonner Bridge in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. When it was built in 1963 to connect Bodie Island with Hatteras Island, it was only supposed to last 30 years.
The transportation department said the span is safe, but it's getting old. Over the years, crews have done small repairs to keep the bridge maintained.
Warren Judge, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners said it's important to get involved now in the bridge's future.
"This is a crucial time for the future of the Bonner Bridge. We need people to comment at these hearings in support of the new preferred alternative." He added, "Replacing the Bonner Bridge is an absolute necessity for public safety and for maintaining our transportation lifeline to Hatteras Island," Judge explained.
Online and written comments will be accepted until Aug. 9, 2010. ClICK HERE to make a direct comment .
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