While many have pronounced the much-delayed Mid-Currituck Bridge between the mainland and Corolla D.O.A., state Sen. Bill Cook and Rep. Paul Tine were more optimistic about the its long-term prospects.
Cook said the lack of a bridge hurts both the Currituck and Dare Outer Banks.
“I love going to the beach, but if I had to wait in traffic for several hours to gain access to the beach, as happens on Highway 158 today, I’m not sure I’d put up with that,” Cook said.
“I am sure there are others who say ‘Next time, I’m going to Myrtle Beach’ or some other out-of-state location. That money is lost not just in Dare and Currituck, it comes out of everyone’s pocket in North Carolina.”