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'Psychedelic’ DOT video was meant to ‘engage a different audience in a different way’

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The video was meant to “engage a different audience in a different way” but was never intended to go public because it didn’t meet the agency’s standards, a DOT spokesman said. The video was meant to “engage a different audience in a different way” but was never intended to go public because it didn’t meet the agency’s standards, a DOT spokesman said.
The video, that runs less than two minutes, uses flash-frame editing, techno music and animation to show the construction of the I-85 Yadkin River Bridge near Salisbury, which opened earlier this year. The video, that runs less than two minutes, uses flash-frame editing, techno music and animation to show the construction of the I-85 Yadkin River Bridge near Salisbury, which opened earlier this year.

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A N.C. Department of Transportation video that BuzzFeed described as a "psychedelic, seizure-inducing, shroom-fest" was meant to "engage a different audience in a different way" but was never intended to go public because it didn't meet the agency's standards, according to DOT Spokesman Mike Charbonneau.

The video, that runs less than two minutes, uses flash-frame editing, techno music and animation to show the construction of the I-85 Yadkin River Bridge near Salisbury, which opened earlier this year.  

A DOT employee created the video in May, Charbonneau said Friday.

"After our review we determined this did not best meet our needs or approval standards and we had no plans to use the video or make it public," said Charbonneau. "The employee did not delete it from YouTube and somehow managed to push it public last week. Once it came to our attention we removed the video."

Sen. Bill Rabon (R), who represents Brunswick, Pender and Bladen counties, is vice-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

"It is obvious DOT employees have a lot of enthusiasm about this project," Rabon said. "They should have! A lot of hard work, planning , and effort by The Department and private companies went into this project. The Yadkin River Veterans Memorial Bridge is something all North Carolinians can be proud of." 

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