Petition Closed

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 ourbeaufortbridge.com 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. 

 

Letter to
NCDOT Bridge Project Manager NCDOT Kristine O’Conner
Beaufort Town Commissioner Ann Carter
5th Coast Guard District Bridge Office Bill Brazier
and 26 others
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
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 ourbeaufortbridge.com 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.