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Barringer Drive bridge replacement

​​​​​Part of the Capital Investment Plan​​​​​​​​

​Bridge Repair and Replacement Program​​​​

Project phase
Barringer Bridge October 2018

​City staff walk along the new bridge, which was completed in August 2018.


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​​Barringer Drive bridge, August 2017This project will replace the bridge on Barringer Drive spanning Irwin Creek, which is more than 60 years old. The bridge, which has reached the end of its functional life, will be replaced with a structure that will handle cars as well as pedestrians. The design includes sidewalks and upgraded classic concrete bridge rail. Accommodations are being made to ensure there is no hindrance to any future changes to the Irwin Creek ​Greenway. ​

Barringer Drive will be closed between Manchester Drive and Beech Nut Road during construction, which is expected to start in the ​fall of 2017 and last approximately six months. Traffic will be maintained using a signed detour route.

​To enhance the safety of motorists and pedestrians

​A public meeting was held in March of 2014 to get the community's feedback and identify residents' concerns.

​$3.3 million

This project is funded in part by the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Municipal Bridge Program.


​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


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