On Thursday, the Grayden Paul bridge, connecting Morehead City to Beaufort, closed for five hours while DOT crews performed emergency repairs. Adjacent to the aging span, its replacement is still under construction. Jared Brumbaugh has an update on the bypass project.
The 65 foot, high-rise bridge is on track to open this fall, at least partially. Senior Assistant Resident Engineer for the State Department of Transportation Rhett Gerald says the span over Gallants Channel will open for a two lane, two way traffic pattern while crews finish construction.