Q. Why doesn’t the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge floor close flush instead of having a bump when you’re traveling toward Brunswick County? The other sides all close flush.
A. N.C. Department of Transportation employees aren’t totally sure why the bridge isn’t flush at that point, but they are trying to fix it.
Trevor Carroll, the DOT’s division bridge maintenance engineer, said the department is working on its machinery to make the bridge sit flush in that corner.
If the machinery adjustments don’t work, the problem will require construction to the deck. That kind of work would require nightly lane closures, though, pushing it off until at least the fall.
“That will have to wait until after the tourist season,” Carroll said.
Date posted: July 2, 2013
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