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Marc Basnight Bridge Inspection Begins

The ​​Marc Basnight Bridge crosses over the Oregon Inlet in the Outer Banks. Photo: NCDOT

There will be lane closures during the week between March 1-18 while contractors conduct a routine condition inspection of the Marc Basnight Bridge.

During the process, North Carolina Department of Transportation contractors will close one lane of the bridge during daylight hours Monday through Friday in order to position crews and equipment.

The closures will be no longer than 1.5 miles long, and flaggers will alternate traffic direction during the closure. One lane of the bridge will remain open at all times.

The condition inspection is routine and federally mandated every two years. It is the first such inspection since the bridge opened to traffic in February 2019.

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