Bridge No. 87 is located on NC 33 over Norfolk Southern Railroad, in Pitt County. NC 33 is the main route from Grimesland to Greenville with a high amount of truck traffic and school buses.
The existing bridge is 212 feet long and approximately 32.7 feet wide, carrying two lanes of traffic. Built-in 1938, Bridge No. 87 is considered structurally deficient. The replacement structure will be a three-span bridge approximately 287 feet long, with two 12-foot lanes and 4-foot shoulders.
Construction of the roadway grade of the new structure will be raised approximately 4.5 to 4.75 feet from the existing structure to provide required clearance over Norfolk Southern Railroad. The approaches will be widened to include a 32-foot pavement width, providing two 12- foot lanes and a minimum of 4-foot paved shoulder. Traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge during construction.
North Carolina Department of Transportation