Old Manns Harbor bridge closed Dec. 10-14 for repair work

Published 10:27 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the William B. Umstead Bridge (the old Manns Harbor bridge) between 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

During the closure, workers will be making concrete and metal repairs in order to replace an expansion joint at the eastern end of the bridge. The joint was one of two bridge joint replacements scheduled for September, but work on the second one was postponed to accommodate the Outer Banks Triathlon and Cycle Race.


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While the bridge is closed, motorists will still be able to cross Croatan Sound between Roanoke Island and the Dare County mainland via the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge.


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