UPDATE: Shallotte bridge work postponed

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Scheduled closure of the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte has been postponed because of utility conflicts, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Friday, April 7.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation previously planned to close the bridge beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 10, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, for a bridge replacement.

The new bridge is scheduled for updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the roadway. Also, the bridge approaches will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance issues. The existing bridge was built in 1952 and considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while it is still safe, it was built to the standards of its day and needs to be replaced.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

For more information about this work, call Daniel Perry with NCDOT bridge programs at (252) 287-8043.