Rodanthe http://wunc.org en Rodanthe's Getting A New Bridge - But What Will It Look Like? http://wunc.org/post/rodanthes-getting-new-bridge-what-will-it-look <p>The N.C. Department of Transportation has been planning to put a bridge at Rodanthe for some time. N.C. 12 is particularly susceptible to storm water breaches there, and so a bridge looks like the only way to keep the road viable, long-term.</p><p>There are two options for the bridge. Option 1: Go straight through Rodanthe, alongside the current route of N.C. 12. A one lane service road would remain in place to serve the private property alongside the highway.</p><p></p><p>Option 2: Send the new bridge<em> around</em> Rodanthe, into the Pamlico Sound.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:31:10 +0000 Eric Mennel 28511 at http://wunc.org Rodanthe's Getting A New Bridge - But What Will It Look Like? New Bridges Going Up On Outer Banks http://wunc.org/post/new-bridges-going-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 http://wunc.org