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Why doesn’t the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge floor close flush instead of having a bump?

Adam Wagner
StarNews

Vehicle traffic goes over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on Jan 6, 2012. StarNews photo by Ken Blevins.

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.

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When the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is closed, why do the detour signs not indicate the shortest route available? Can I post my own signs?

Do the bridge tenders on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Isabel Holmes Bridge close the gates to the bridge when they have to park their vehicles?

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