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Author:  Ry [ Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:28 pm ]
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from bullocks

it is not so much the northern islands stopping the bridge it is the Fed agencies of fish n wildlife and the park service

Author:  cldd [ Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:38 pm ]
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I would like to know why the state of N.C. spends millions every year to dredge the inlet for the fishermen and to the south spend millions for the free ferries to Ocracoke but the only bridge and lifeline to Hatteras Island is a 2 out of 10 in safety, has yet to be replaced. Look at the bridges that HAVE been built in Eastern N.C. and you will find your answer. Keep fighting Allen, we are all behind you

Author:  general hoke [ Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:59 pm ]
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It is a 2 out of 100 not 10. The wavy tv 10 video above shows the bridge and how bad it is. The video of Allen shows a quick history of the nonsense that has gone on and a great ripping of the NC officials for doing nothing.

In response to cldd, yes a bridge to Nags Head was replaced after it slipped to a 54 out of 100 in safety and happened to cut traffic in Manteo and dump off at the senator's restaurant. He now fights for us though or pretends to now that the bridge is obviously going to fall.

Ry the two videos I spoke of were the ones I posted here from U-tube.
I plan to make one of a crowd of 100 or more with signs chanting replace the bridge now and adding music and clips from the other two videos.

By the way thanx a fucking lot John Edwards you probably don't even know where Hatteras Island is dip shit did nothing after hurricane Isabel either.

Author:  Ry [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:00 am ]
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He knows where it is his son died in Duck.

Author:  general hoke [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:41 pm ]
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I sent a good letter to the local paper in Nags Head, they emailed me and said it was great and they would put it in the Sunday addition. When this happens I will post a link here.

what is really fucked up is that while this bridge has needed to be replaced for 30 years, two bridges have been built to the richer northern island of Roanoke, one is 5.3 miles long! why in the hell do they dredge 7 days a week under the bridge and suck away more sand from the pilings? because then roanoke island yachts can get to the ocean faster.

I took my time on the letter to the paper and used spell check etc... it is a good thrashing and asks the right questions.

Author:  Ry [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:50 pm ]
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Author:  Ry [ Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:55 pm ]
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Do link to the paper and if you can take a pictutre of it.

Author:  general hoke [ Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:01 pm ]
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Try putting yourself on the other side of the bridge.

Two days ago I talked to some fishermen who said concrete from the bridge than spans Oregon Inlet was flaking off and falling into the water. The bridge was recently rated a 2 on a scale to 100 in safety and some of the pilings no longer touch the ground. Why is it then that a dredge sucks sand from under the bridge 7 days a week, further shortening the life of the bridge? Why is it that the bridge between Manteo and Nags Head was replaced when it was rated a 54 out of 100. Why was a bridge over 5 miles long then added to the other side of Manteo, while Oregon Inlet was ignored? Why wasn't that money spent to replace a bridge in far more desperate need? Why even still has no construction begun on a bridge over Oregon Inlet? Why do we spend 10 million dollars a year to dredge the inlet for Manteo fishermen and they have gotten two new bridges already to Roanoke Island, yet Hatteras is ignored? How is it fair for Hatteras taxes go toward building two bridges for Manteo and millions more dollars to dredge the inlet for Manteo yet Hatteras is ignored when it needs a bridge. That bridge is our life line, I hope a school bus isn't on the bridge when that thing collapses.

I lived on Hatteras Island in 1991 when a New Jersey owned barge struck the Bonner Bridge and it collapsed. We did not have running water or electricity for 2 months. Think about tha those of you who spent 3 days or so after Isabel without power...2 months. The food trucks could not get down to restock shelves and my baby sister could not get formula, diapers or medicine for an ear infection she had. My family of six spent the night in our car waiting in line to get on a ferry to Ocracoke and I remember my sister screaming all night. The economy took a massive hit as the usual 15,000 cars that came to the island in one day was reduced to 500. Many hard working families went bankrupt. We had to bring flashlights to school and nearly froze while we were there. When we played another school in sports we had to leave at 9am and would get back at 3am thanks to the 3 extra hours added going one way to get on or off the island. I ask you...if this were the situation Roanoke Island was facing instead of Hatteras would things be different?

Scott Dawson

that will be in sunday's newspaper.

Author:  Ry [ Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:12 am ]
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That is a great article.

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