Wright Memorial Bridge Open to Traffic Again

This Wednesday morning brought good news for Outer Banks commuters as the west bound lanes of the Wright Memorial Bridge was re-opened to traffic this morning just in time for the morning commute!

Photo Courtesy of Sam Walker (Outer Banks Voice)

The west bound lanes of the Wright Memorial Bridge have been closed since September of 2013 for construction.   The Wagman construction company of York, Pennsylvania has been working on the span to smooth the surface.   Weather conditions had to be ideal to conduct the stripping of pavement on the bridge over the last 8 months.   Air temperatures had to be above 50 degrees, and wind speeds had to be 10 mph or less to allow the work to progress.   In spite of a record cold winter the project was finished 1 day before the contract deadline.

Work will resume on the span in the fall, as this year’s work completed 2/3rds of the bridge.

All the best from the beach!

By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

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