A 55-year-old bridge is on its way to being replaced in Jackson County as a result of a $1.4 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridge is on Moses Creek Road over Caney Fork Creek, east of Cullowhee.
The current bridge is considered functionally obsolete, meaning it was built to standards no longer used in bridge building. It also has weight restrictions, which limits the type of vehicles that can use it. The new bridge will not have those restraints.
The project, awarded to Owle Construction of Wilson, can begin as early as July 31 with the new bridge open by September 30, 2018. Additional vegetation work can continue through March 2019.