Topsail ramp at Bush Marina now open

TOPSAIL,NC (WECT)- A highly anticipated boat ramp project in Pender County is now complete- and it only took 5 days.

The boat ramp at Bush Marina in Topsail was initially built at an angle that wasn't steep enough. People complained to the commissioners that they had to get the tail end of their car in the salt water in order to get their boat in position. This ramp is where most people in that area go for boating because the only other option is in Surf City, where boat traffic can get heavy. So, town commissioners said it was important for to get the Topsail ramp finished in time for tourism season.

The project cost $85,000 to tear down and rebuild. There is only one other ramp like it in the state.

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