Westbound Wright Memorial Bridge reopens for summer

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — After months of construction, the westbound Wright Memorial Bridge over the Currituck Sound reopened Wednesday morning.

The N.C. Department of Transportation closed the bridge in September to replace the top layer of concrete some expansion joints that let the bridge expand and contract with the weather.

Only two-thirds of the work was finished, so the bridge will close again this September for work that should last until May 2015 to finish the project.

The preservation project is costing about $6 million. It’s part of NCDOT’s overall program to improve the condition of state bridges.

The Wright Memorial Bridge runs along U.S. 158 over the Currituck Sound at the Currituck and Dare county line.

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