Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

DOT says new Oak Island Bridge girders unacceptable

Video

Body

The Department of Transportation is ordering five girders in the new Oak Island Bridge be replaced.

An inspector noticed cracks in one of the girders in June and stopped work on them all together. Further inspection revealed four more girders weren’t acceptable according to DOT standards and must be replaced.

Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers.

The DOT says work on other parts of the bridge will be able to continue as the girders are replaced. At this point, the contractor has not requested an extension on the project. It it is scheduled to be complete in December.

Story image

oib300.jpg

Story summary

Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers.

Story summary image

oib150.jpg

Associated poll

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!
 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina