Plans for new Bonner Bridge approved
Early next year, construction will begin to replace the crossing over the Oregon Inlet.
The Bonner Bridge was built in 1962 and has already exceeded its life span.
It is the only link between Hatteras Island and mainland Dare County.
The new bridge will be built next to the current bridge.
Once crews are finished building the new Bonner Bridge, the old one will be torn down.