CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro Public Works plans to begin work on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to make temporary repairs to a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that was damaged by a fallen tree during an August storm. The bridge crosses Bolin Creek off Homestead Road near Chapel Hill High School.
Town staff met with structural engineers on the site of the damaged bridge to develop an engineered repair plan. As recommended by consulting engineers, the Public Works team will build a temporary support timber cribbing system to support the damaged bridge.
The Town is moving as quickly as possible so the bridge can be opened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic by Sept. 18.
The temporary support will stay in place until a permanent solution is in place. The original cost of the bridge was $489,000 including the abutment work and piers.