Erosion en New Bridges Going Up On Outer Banks <p>North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are working on permanent fixes for last year's damage from Hurricane Irene on the Outer Banks. Two breaches along Highway 12 are covered with temporary bridges. Beth Smyre is a planning engineer with the DOT. She says permanent spans will be higher and longer than the temporary structures.<br> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:21:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 2090 at