Marc Basnight Bridge Provides Reliable Crossing for Outer Banks Traffic

The new 2.8-mile bridge over the Oregon Inlet of North Carolina’s Outer Banks replaces the aging Bonner Bridge, which is now being removed.

An aerial view of the construction of the Basnight Bridge, taken on April 18, 2018, which is parallel to the then-active Bonner Bridge that is now being dismantled.


John Page (right) joined North Carolina Transportation Secretary James Trogdon at the Marc Basnight Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 3. Page was instrumental in planning the new bridge construction over the past three decades.


The new Basnight Bridge, as seen from the Bodie Island side of the bridge during the ribbon-cutting celebration. In the foreground is the now-closed Bonner Bridge.