Old Manns Harbor bridge will close for repairs next week

By on December 4, 2018

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the William B. Umstead Bridge, locally known as 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.

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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On the home page: Three-mile-long Umstead Bridge (Dare County Bridge 9) built on US 64 by the State Highway Commission in 1955-1956 to connect the mainland with Roanoke Island (NCDOT, Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards, UNC-Chapel Hill)

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