Poll Results and New Question

Poll Results:
What is your favorite OBX windsurfing spot?
Ocracoke Island: 4 votes (tied)
Other: 4 votes (tied)
- Planet of the Apes!
- Where ever there is wind
- Behind the Island Creek houses in Avon.

Honorable Mention with 3 votes: Hatteras Island Sail Shop

replace the bridge now logo and link to websiteThis week's poll notes the Oregon Inlet Bridge rebuild issue. The Oregon Inlet (Herbert C. Bonner) Bridge spans Oregon Inlet and is the only roadway access to Hatteras Island. Most everyone who travels to Hatteras crosses this bridge and enjoys the scenic area surrounding the inlet. There has been much debate on the OBX regarding the bridge, its safety, and options for rebuilding it. Check out the Replace the Bridge Now for details.


At 6:40 AM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

The bridge is rated 4 out of a possible 100? That is insane!

I have joined the bridge replacement website, and will spread the word to my fellow OBXphiles.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Yea, I had a housemate before getting married that was an NC underwater bridge inspector and frequently inspected the bridge. He noted that the pilings are all but exposed with no sand supporting the foundations due to the strong currents and years of exposure. Also, the underside of the bridge is missing large chunks of concrete that has broken off and fallen into the inlet.

Every time I drive across, I keep a keen eye ahead for missing roadway, especially during heavy winds or traffic?!

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Here is some recent news regarding the bridge project per NC DOT public hearing held last week:
OBX Sentinel - DOT holds public hearings on Bonner Bridge replacement


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