VIDEO: Bonner Bridge Pier at Oregon Inlet now open

Around two dozen anglers were waiting to be the first officially on the Bonner Bridge Pier when it opened Oct. 1, 2021. [Sam Walker photo]

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.

Before (May 9, 2019) and after (Oct. 1, 2021) of the Bonner Bridge Pier. [courtesy Michael Barber, National Park Service]
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.

Bonner Bridge Pier

A webcam is scheduled to be installed at the pier soon.