Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and engineering firm Stewart were on hand at a public meeting on Thursday evening to discuss the new plans for the Slash Creek Bridge replacement, formally known as Hatteras Village’s Bridge No. 8.
The open house-style meeting garnered dozens of local attendees who were directly or indirectly impacted by the project and who had many questions for the designers and representatives congregated in Hatteras village.
Originally built in 1956, the current 86-foot-long bridge in the heart of the village was determined structurally deficient in an NCDOT inspection report. Structurally deficient bridges are considered safe for the time being, but have components in poor condition due to deterioration, and require significant maintenance or a full replacement to remain in service.