As I thought. EnvironMENTALists are the cause of this. I look forward to the unintended consequences of this, like most environmental policies.FLandOBX wrote: ↑Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:29 pm
The jug-handle bridge is a compromise solution with the environmental group that had blocked replacement of the Bonner Bridge for many years. That group would have preferred a causeway in the sound that completely circumvents Pea Island, but both sides had to make compromises to settle litigation and get the Bonner Bridge replacement project moving. The compromise will eliminate sections of existing Hwy 12 at the two vulnerable spots that you mention: (1) just south of the existing Bonner Bridge and (2) S-Turns (including Mirlo Beach), which, as you note, are always susceptible to flooding and erosion.
Saul, my friend, "the cause" is continuing ocean overwash and resulting erosion of the island. It goes with the territory when we lead life on a sandbar.
Environmental groups don't want to prevent erosion. They just want to prevent or even reverse development. They don't want us going there at all. The "compromise" got an entire area of Hatteras ruined for kitesurfers.
Matt.....I used to rent that house in your picture for 2 weeks each spring and 2 weeks each fall. THE best house on the entire island for sound access with good grass rigging and even a close deeper area for foiling and 6 bedrooms. Also affordable. We were in that house in the fall when they were driving in those pilings and it was just insanely loud and we could actually feel the house shake. We could even feel it in the water if standing on the ground.matth wrote: ↑Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:49 pmI was just about to book a house on Cross of Honor dr in the northern most neighborhood in Rodanthe till I heard about the bridge. Thank god I didn't book, the bridge construction is well underway and completely surrounds the neighborhood, not to mention the constant pounding of machines driving the pylons..I ended up finding a house about a mile south close to Real..
Arrive april 6th
This is a the southern end of the bridge just a 1/4 mile from Cross of Honor dr...
The sound does not kick in till around 1min...…..how would you like to listen to this all day in your vacation home???? torture
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