Bonner Bridge Pier opens to public on Friday

The old Bonner Bridge has been converted into a fishing pier extending from the north end of Pea Island into Oregon Inlet. [NPS photo]

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Carolina Department of Transportation, will open the Bonner Bridge Pier to the public at 8 a.m. Oct. 1, 2021.

The 1,046-foot remaining section of the former Bonner Bridge, located next to the south end of the Basnight Bridge, will open as a fee free pier, accessible 24 hours a day.

Parking for approximately 70 vehicles is available near the pier. Additionally, portable restrooms and trash receptacles are available for public use.

Rules for using the new pier can be found at the entrance to the Bonner Bridge Pier and on Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Bonner Bridge Pier webpage.

A valid North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required to fish from the pier.

To view more photos of the Bonner Bridge Pier, visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Flickr album. A webcam is scheduled to be installed at the pier in the coming days.

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