Around two dozen anglers were waiting early Friday as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Carolina Department of Transportation, opened the Bonner Bridge Pier.
The 1,046-foot remaining section of the former Bonner Bridge, located next to the south end of the Marc Basnight Bridge, is 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.
IT’S OPEN!!!! Today at 8 a.m., the Cape Hatteras National Seashore officially opened the Bonner Bridge Pier to the public! The pier is the remaining 1,046 ft. of the old bridge, retrofitted to become a fishing and pedestrian pier. Welcome to the Outer Banks’ newest hotspot! pic.twitter.com/Ab9kGWJLiX
— NCDOT NC12 (@NCDOT_NC12) October 1, 2021
A webcam is scheduled to be installed at the pier soon.