Construction expected to resume on second Oak Island Bridge

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Construction on the second Oak Island bridge is expected start again soon.

The Department of Transportation sent the contracting company a letter informing them work could resume, but they must meet with the DOT before any girders go up.

Construction was put on hold in December after a worker died as a concrete beam collapsed and crushed him.

A report issued by the Rimkus Consulting Group of Charlotte, shows the primary cause of the collapse was due to improper welding of high strength rods that should not have been welded.

The project was on hold for more than five months, but there is no indication on exactly what day the work will resume.

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