ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (NBC/RTV) - Some very talented bears are turning out to be the delight of audiences at the Bolshoi Circus in St. Petersburg.
You may have seen bears walk or even ride tricycles. But have you ever seen tightrope-walking bears?
Troupe leader Alexander Ivanov borrowed the idea from his father, who was a renowned star in Soviet times.
The troupe has five bears that can walk the tightrope.
Some of the bears learned faster than others, but now they all look like naturals.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.