Federal grant for Alligator River Bridge hailed again, this time at the water’s edge

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023

Gov. Roy Cooper and Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt posed for pictures together on a dock along the Alligator River late Thursday morning, with the U.S. 64 bridge stretched out behind them. The two men had just delivered speeches on the river’s shore toasting a $110 million federal grant that will allow the N.C. Department of Transportation to replace the 60-year-old bridge starting in 2025. The grant was announced more than two months ago. But Cooper and Bhatt made the trip to sparsely populated Tyrrell County on Thursday to draw...

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