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New Oak Island Bridge

Categories: Oak Island | Posted: June 23, 2011

The new bridge to Oak Island is a wonderful addition to Southport this summer. The 980-foot bridge is the second bridge to connect 14-mile-long Oak Island to the mainland. The Oak Island bridge is one of only three in NC constructed using continuous span spliced girders. These girders have three spans that run continuously and do not have open deck joints. Cable runs through the three spans, pulling them together to create a continuous span.

In addition to constructing a new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, Middleton Atfenue was widened to 12-foot travel lanes from Beach Drive to Oak Island Drive and widened to five lanes from Oak Island Drive to the new Oak Island Bridge. In addition, Middleton Avenue was extended to N.C. 211. Soon there will be a connector from St. James to Oak Island! Check out the photos below.