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Fatal Bridge Collapse Accident on Old Bonner Bridge in Outer Banks, North Carolina

April 16, 2021

DARE COUNTY, NC - A news story published on reports that officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said that one person was tragically killed in a construction accident on the Bonner Bridge.*

According to a North Carolina Department of Transportation spokesperson, the fatal construction accident happened at approximately 5 PM at the "old span of the bridge across the Oregon Inlet."

Dare County Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff Derringer said that the workers were taking apart a section of the old Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks when that section bridge fell over 110 feet and into Oregon Inlet.

The bridge construction accident was first reported by OBX Today. There were no official reports of any other injuries or deaths.  The Dare County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the rumors of people or cars falling into the water were untrue.  Dare County Sheriff's Office plans to provide additional information in a press release on Thursday. 

Construction crews were working on installing "new railings on the remaining section of the old Bonner Bridge."  The fatal bridge collapse accident is currently being investigated. 

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