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Person killed after partial collapse of old Bonner Bridge on Outer Banks

Authorities said workers were dismantling a section of the old bridge in Dare County when that section of the bridge fell approximately 110 feet into Oregon Inlet.

MANTEO, N.C. — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say one person died after a portion of an old bridge on the Outer Banks collapsed and fell into the water.

Capt. Jeff Derringer of the Dare County Sheriff's Office says workers were dismantling a section of the old Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks on Wednesday when that section fell approximately 110 feet into Oregon Inlet. 

The accident was first reported by OBX Today, and there was no official word on any other injuries. 

The Bonner Bridge sits adjacent to the Marc Basnight Bridge, which replaced it in 2019. Officials are working to convert part of the Bonner Bridge's remnants into a 1,000-foot-long fishing pier.

Credit: NCDOT
Authorities on the Outer Banks say one person is dead after a portion of the old Bonner Bridge collapsed and fell into the water.