Moving forward on Bonner Bridge Fishing Pier

By on April 8, 2021

(Photo credit: NCDOT NC12)
(Photo credit: NCDOT NC12)
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This update was on the project posted by NCDOT earlier on the morning of April 8.

Great news for our Outer Banks fisherfolk: the process of improving and installing new railings on the remaining 1,046 feet of the old Bonner Bridge is well underway, and in a few short months, it will be open to the public for fishing, sightseeing and strolling!

There’s already a parking lot at the southern end of the Basnight Bridge where people will be able to access the pier. Part of the conversion process will be to construct a handicap-accessible walkway between the parking lot and the pier. We expect to open it sometime this summer.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • Seal

    Yeeeaaaaaaaaaa !!!

    Friday, Apr 9 @ 10:54 am
  • Zack Bass

    The place will be a mess. People will be hanging out under the new bridge partying and probably camping too. It will attract all kinds of riffraff and be a pain for Law Enforcement. And the trash. Heaven help the people who have to clean the place up. Fishermen can be nasty slobs.

    Sunday, Apr 11 @ 2:25 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    So much for the upbeat view.

    Sunday, Apr 11 @ 2:41 pm
  • Seal

    @@@@ Zack Bass
    As far a “People hanging out ect. ect.”) under the new bridge brainiac… from the granite rift raff to the end is water that has some of the strongest currents on the east coast , kind of hard to pitch a tent there…..and said problems dont exist at the other three public piers that are local and have been there for years ,and they are all well maintained with none of the problems that you have clearly imagined. So go back to telling kids to get off your lawn and stop spreading your personal version of dread to the rest of us !!!

    Monday, Apr 12 @ 8:58 am