Repairs made, Beaufort drawbridge now open


BEAUFORT, Carteret County - The Grayden Paul Drawbridge is now open to traffic again.

Shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Town of Beaufort announced the Grayden Paul Drawbridge was closed for emergency repairs. The bridge has been repaired and is now open, according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

The bridge services the main road connecting Beaufort and Morehead City.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of completing a new bridge that will replace the Grayden Paul Drawbridge. Current estimates are that the bridge will be ready for vehicle traffic by December and construction on the $66 million project will be fully finished early next year.

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