See Click Fix: Bridge over I-85 has potholes - | WBTV Charlotte

See Click Fix: Bridge over I-85 has potholes

By John Carter - bio l email
 
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - It's not exactly a "bridge over troubled water", but it is a bridge that a viewer says is trouble.  It's the New Hope Road Bridge that crosses I-85 in Gaston County and it's certainly one of the heaviest traveled bridges in the county. 
 
A viewer writes See, Click, Fix: "The only words I have to describe it: I didn't know it was safe for bridges to have major pot holes. There are pot holes on the bridge itself, in both directions. There are pot holes where the bridge connects with the road. Not only is it wear and tear on the cars that pass by, it also has me worrying about my safety."
   
We took a look and found enough pock marks and craters on the bridge that almost make the moon look smooth in comparison. 
 
It appears this bridge is indeed in need of some serious work. 
 
So I contacted Gary Spangler with the NC Department of Transportation and here's what he told me in an e-mail:  "We have just re-surfaced New Hope Road in the area, but the bridge deck itself was not redone.  But we need to check it out...I'm asking our Bridge department to investigate and make necessary repairs."
   
And today I can report the state DOT is taking action.   According to Spangler:  "We have a list of bridges that require pot hole patching, and Gaston Bridge number 350002 is on our list.  We will be getting to it very soon."
    
Of course, we'll let you know when the pot hole work has been completed.  Another See, Click, Fix investigation...another issue solved.
 
Copyright 2010 WBTV. All rights reserved
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mint Hill neighbors say fire hydrants needed after massive blaze

    Mint Hill neighbors say fire hydrants needed after massive blaze

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:43:02 GMT
    (Christian Flores | WBTV)(Christian Flores | WBTV)

    After a Mint Hill family is now without a home after a massive fire Friday night, neighbors said the damage to the home could have been minimized, if one of their long-time concerns had been addressed. Neighbors told WBTV there are no fire hydrants in their neighborhood. The fire happened around 8 Friday night, at a home on Saffir Court. According to fire officials at the scene, the closest fire hydrant was almost a mile away. "We watched them set up the portab...

    More >>

    After a Mint Hill family is now without a home after a massive fire Friday night, neighbors said the damage to the home could have been minimized, if one of their long-time concerns had been addressed. Neighbors told WBTV there are no fire hydrants in their neighborhood. The fire happened around 8 Friday night, at a home on Saffir Court. According to fire officials at the scene, the closest fire hydrant was almost a mile away. "We watched them set up the portab...

    More >>
  • Two people killed in crash on I-77 SB in Chester County

    Two people killed in crash on I-77 SB in Chester County

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:50:45 GMT
    (Jordan Sawyers | WBTV)(Jordan Sawyers | WBTV)

    The wreck happened on I-77 southbound at mile marker 68.

    More >>

    The wreck happened on I-77 southbound at mile marker 68.

    More >>
  • Molly's Kids: 15-year-old now living with pediatric MS

    Molly's Kids: 15-year-old now living with pediatric MS

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:49:09 GMT

    Sarah is a sophomore who makes straight A’s at McDowell Early College. She is from the small town of Dysartsville and was diagnosed with pediatric multiple sclerosis in July of last year.

    More >>

    Sarah is a sophomore who makes straight A’s at McDowell Early College. She is from the small town of Dysartsville and was diagnosed with pediatric multiple sclerosis in July of last year.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly