Travel will be impacted on Pine Run Road starting Monday June 20 as NCDOT will replace the superstructure of a bridge. The work is scheduled, weather permitting, to last through Friday June 24. The bridge is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient and is one of of about 5,300 in the state with that classification, according to NCDOT data.
Structurally deficient bridges have load carrying components in poor condition due to deterioration. These bridges are safe. However, they require significant maintenance to remain in service, and limits on vehicle weights may be required. To fully address the issues on a structurally deficient bridge, extensive rehabilitation or replacement is usually required.
Functionally obsolete bridges no longer meet the demands of the traffic using them. These bridges are safe but need to be improved or replaced due to narrow lanes, low height clearances, or have posted weight limits.
Photos: Kenneth Reece