SUNSET BEACH—Tree-clearing has begun in preparation for construction of a new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge.
The 65-foot-tall span will eventually replace the town’s aging one-lane pontoon bridge connecting the mainland to the island.
Joe Blair, division construction engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, said the contractor for the $32 million project is clearing the right-of-way for alignment of the new bridge.
English Construction Co. of Lynchburg, Va., started work about two weeks ago, Blair said.
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