Alligator River Bridge closed due to mechanical issue

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COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT) – Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 between Tyrrell And Dare counties is closed to all traffic, according to the NCDOT.

The closure is due to a failure in the swing span’s locking mechanisms.

NCDOT crews are on scene to inspect the extent of the problem and determine a timeline for repairs.

The following detours are in place:

  • Motorists traveling east from Columbia should use N.C. 94 South to U.S. 264 East to U.S. 64.

  • Motorists traveling west from Dare County to Columbia should use U.S. 264 West to N.C. 94 North to U.S. 64.

  • Motorists traveling to the Outer Banks from areas west of Williamston should use U.S. 17 North to U.S. 158 East.

  • Motorists traveling from the Outer Banks to points west of Williamston should use U.S. 158 West to U.S. 17 South to U.S. 64 West.

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