Local Interest
5:42 am
Thu August 9, 2007

Second Oak Island Bridge Construction Begins

Wilmington, NC – Preparations began this week for the second bridge to Oak Island.

Barnhill Contracting Company Vice President Drew Johnson says his team is busy fencing off wetlands along Highway 211. Once the fences are up, he says he'll be able to clear the path to the bridge.

Preparations also include widening parts of Highway 211, which will be done at night. Johnson says materials must also be inspected before work can begin.

A lot depends on getting your paperwork, specifications on your concrete mixes, getting materials and everything else that have to be certified. They have to be approved and ready to go before you start with steel and concrete.

Johnson says Barnhill Contracting has subcontracted Charlotte-based Lee Construction for the bridge work, which should begin by early September.