Debate continues over replacing the B...

Debate continues over replacing the Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks

There are 11 comments on the WTKR story from Aug 23, 2010, titled Debate continues over replacing the Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks. In it, WTKR reports that:

For many, the Bonner Bridge is considered the life line that connects the Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe.

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Karl Marx

United States

#1 Aug 24, 2010
I say tear it dowm. I'm sick and tired of seeing OBX stickers on the back of SUV's.
Charlie

Fayetteville, NC

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Karl Marx wrote:
I say tear it dowm. I'm sick and tired of seeing OBX stickers on the back of SUV's.
Boy lets just hope you are a convicted felon and can't vote!
Ginny

Louisburg, NC

#3 Aug 24, 2010
Actually Karl, the OBX stickers refer to the area north of the bridge not the island.
Sick and Tired

Nags Head, NC

#4 Aug 24, 2010
Geeee, We all know that five of the ten were Derb,Walker,Jason, Sydney, and Jim......who were the other five money hungry non-caring people? It's time to stand up to these GUYS and tell them directly where to go! Do they not see that this nation is over their act? Making money in the name of the environment is not cool anymore.....IT'S A CRIME!!!
OBXwomn

AOL

#5 Aug 24, 2010
Enough is enough!!! Enough studies have been done REPLACE THE BRIDGE NOW. Rebuilding will only put the new bridge on hold for a longer period of time and as stated "Time is running out!" Every time we cross we open all the windows and take off our seatbelts so we have a way out of the car should the bridge fail while we are crossing. The environmentalists don't live and work here, they don't have to worry about their lives and their families lives that depend on the Bonner Bridge to hold while they are crossing. Someone need to get the courage to put into action the plans that are before the NJDOT. Who will step up to this challenge?
Karl Marx

United States

#6 Aug 24, 2010
Charlie wrote:
<quoted text>Boy lets just hope you are a convicted felon and can't vote!
Obama and the Democrats are going to give felons the right to vote. Sorry charlie!
Karl Marx

United States

#7 Aug 24, 2010
I'm also sick and tired of seeing those stupid flip-flop stickers next to the OBX stickers on the back of rich white people's SUV's.
MNM

Chesapeake, VA

#8 Aug 25, 2010
I used to work for a construction company that was interested in getting that project. The deal is... they know they are going to replace it at some point and they know who the 3 final bidders will be. Where the problem falls is with various state agencies over permits and who owns the wetlands. The new bridge is not going to follow the same path as the current- it will be longer and reach out farther into the wetlands.

For you Karl- Sounds like some jealously coming through! I lived in Kill Devil Hills for a few years and owned another beach house down that way. It was the best! I love it down there in the winter months when it's jut the locals (which I loved being when I was there). You state that you live in Virginia Beach- so what do the flip flop stickers have to do with the OBX? And on top of that, what do these stickers have to do with the Bonner Bridge?

Ginny- I was under the impression when I lived there that the OBX went from Corova Beach all the way down to Ocracoke. Is that correct?
John D

Nashville, NC

#9 Aug 25, 2010
Karl is bitter. The OBX rules!
Karl Marx

Urbanna, VA

#10 Aug 26, 2010
John D wrote:
Karl is bitter. The OBX rules!
OBX is a playground for spoiled rich white people who only are interested in sex,drugs, and alcohol. Thank God for hurricanes.
Bill Baker

Smithfield, VA

#11 Sep 6, 2010
I live on Roanoke Island and frequently travel the "Bonner". If I remember correctly the bridge was up for replacement in 1994. I have fished several times beside the bridge and large broken objects have fallen near by while traffic goes by. In 1967 I lived in a small town and a bridge collapsed, over 50 people lost their lives that cold day. This can be prevented from happening here. BB

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