COLUMBIA, N.C. (AP) — The Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 in Tyrrell and Dare counties has reopened after being closed for nearly two weeks.
The North Carolina Transportation Department said the swing bridge reopened shortly before midnight Sunday after a key part was replaced.
Detour signs on N.C. Highway 94 and U.S. 264 were being removed Monday morning.
Workers replaced a number of parts during repair work that took 12 days on the bridge connecting the Outer Banks and mainland North Carolina.
The bridge opens an average of 500 times a month. The mechanical parts of the bridge had become worn and needed to be replaced.
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