Highway engineers propose $200M bridge to elevate N.C. 12 by 17 feet


State highway engineers have proposed building a bridge 17 feet above the existing N.C. 12 pavement to protect against ocean encroachment for the next half-century, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The $200 million structure would span 2.3 miles from just north of Rodan the within the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to Myrna Peters Road near the historic Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.

The bridge will be a fix for one of six spots where the ocean persistently breaches the only road to Hatteras Island.

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