Project Overview

The existing 2.83-mile long, two-lane swing bridge was constructed in 1960 and has been rated structurally deficient. The fact that a bridge is "structurally deficient" does not imply that it is unsafe.  It means the bridge is reaching the end of its useful life and must be monitored, inspected and maintained.

The existing bridge would remain open during construction but would be removed once the new bridge is open to traffic. 

The proposed replacement bridge would include:

  • Modern two-lane, fixed-span bridge

  • 65-foot vertical navigable channel clearance

  • Two, 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot outside shoulders

  • Located less than 1,500 feet north of the existing bridge

Project Maps

Download PDF of Map Overview 


Download PDF of the West End (Tyrrell County) Map


Download PDF of the East End (Dare County) Map      



A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbiology.  

Project Funding 


Estimated Amount*







Total Costs


* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) - programmed for Planning and Environmental Studies only.

 Project Timeline 



Project Update Postcard


Evaluation of public input; complete final designs 

Summer 2022 

Right of Way 

Summer 2022 


Summer 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change based on several factors including availibility of funding for right of way and construction.

Project Comments

 Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.


The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website, project email, or phone number.

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 984-205-6615 code 6718


Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 64 over Alligator River?

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Project Contact

John Conforti, REM

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1582


[email protected]

984-205-6615 code 6718

Resources For Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                           Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure       Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions