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Petitioning NCDOT Bridge Project Manager NCDOT Kristine O’Conner and 28 others

NCDOT: Replace your current bridge plan with a community friendly bridge.

I just signed a petition calling for the NCDOT to rescind the current bridge plan with a better, Beaufort oriented plan.  This plan is outlined on the website.  The current NCDOT plan stunts Beaufort's future growth, our present tourism trade, and does not fit with our community's maritime history. Our bridge should be constructed with both practical use and aesthetic appeal in mind. Beautiful shrubbery, historically themed lighting and a much needed bicycle/pedestrian lane would open up movement to all types of traffic, in keeping with the “Coolest Small Town in America” and “America's Favorite Yachting Community”. Our bridge would keep the beautiful vista of the marshlands and the Newport River, would not disrupt the existing infrastructure of the NC Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel Annex or Tall Ship Wharfs, would allow the passage of the majority of vessels without the need to open the bridge, would allow passage of tall rigged vessel, both sail and fishing, passage to the developing Gallant’s Channel Annex, and to Marine facilities for repairs and storm refuge.  It would allow for future growth of these type of facilities north of our new bridge.   If you must build a new replacement bridge, build a bridge that has the characteristics we are asking for. Build a better bridge, a more useful bridge, and town-friendly bridge for US...Our Bridge. 


This petition was delivered to:
  • NCDOT Bridge Project Manager
    NCDOT Kristine O’Conner
  • Beaufort Town Commissioner
    Ann Carter
  • 5th Coast Guard District Bridge Office
    Bill Brazier
  • Captain - 5th Coast Guard District
    Captain Gregory Case
  • Commander 5th Coast Guard District
    Rear Admiral Steven Ratti
  • Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard
    Vice Admiral Brian M. Salerno
  • Commandant of the US Coast Guard
    Admiral Robert Papp
  • Carteret County Commissioner
    Doug Harris
  • Governor State of NC
    Bev Purdue
  • State Transportation Secretary
    Gene Conti
  • NC State Representative
    Pat McElraft
  • NC State Senator
    Jean Preston
  • Representative
    Walter Jones
  • Beaufort Town Commissioner
    John Hagle
  • Beaufort Town Commissioner
    Marianna Hollinshed
  • Beaufort Town Commissioner
    Charles McDonald
  • Director, NC Dept. of Cultural Resources
    Linda Carlyle
  • Civilian Bridge Office of the United States Coast Guard
    Waverly W Gregory Jr.
  • Carteret County Commission Chair
    Robin Comer
  • Mayor, Town of Beaufort
    Richard Stanley
  • Mayor Pro tem, Town of Beaufort
    Robert Campbell
  • President of the Friends of the Museum
    Rich Olsen
  • Director NC Maritime Museum
    Joe Schwarzer
  • Vice Chairman, Carteret County Commissioners
    Pat Joyce
  • Town Manager, Town of Beaufort
    Charles Burgess
  • Carteret County Commissioner
    Greg Lewis
  • Carteret County Commissioner
    Holt Faircloth
  • Carteret County Commissioner
    Bill Smith
  • Senator
    Kay Hagan

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