Alligator River Bridge Reopening Delayed Sunday, April 14, 2013

RALEIGH — The opening of the U.S. 64 swing bridge over the Alligator River scheduled for today will be delayed. A key part used to keep the bridge closed and support the weight of the vehicles called a wedge guide broke during repairs.

N.C. Department of Transportation crews are working to find replacement parts. However, the part may have to be custom made if a replacement is not located, which may delay the reopening for a couple of days.

NCDOT will provide more information as soon as it's available.

During the closure, motorists traveling from Columbia should use the following signed detour:

  • N.C. 94 South to U.S. 264 East to U.S. 64

Motorists traveling from Dare County should use the following signed detour:

  • U.S. 264 West to N.C. 94 North to U.S. 64

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

Editor’s Note: Click here for an up-close look at the rehabilitation work. The project webpage also offers more information about the work.



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