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Bridge closure on North Carolina ICW

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Attention mariners heading south along the U.S. East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway this fall, the Surf City swing bridge in North Carolina will be closed to Navigation from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Aug. 17, except for two scheduled openings each day, one at 8:30 a.m. and one at noon.

The bridge at mile 260.7 is State Road 50 and undergoing reconstruction of the bridge fender system. In the closed position, it has a vertical clearance of 13 feet above mean high water. Construction is expected to be completed Oct. 23.

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