Hurricane-Damaged Pier in North Carolina Demolished

The Oak Island Town Council in North Carolina has awarded a contract to T D Eure Marine Construction of Beaufort for the demolition of what was left of the Oak Island Pier, which was damaged by Hurricane Matthew last year.

Oak Island Pier. Photo: Oak Island Pier

The $1.5 million contract will allow the 850-foot bridge to be built back to its original state.

Demolition and construction will begin in February with the completion date projected to be between April and May 2019.

Work will be temporarily halted in April to November to avoid turtle nesting season. 

Last year, the Federal Emergency Management Association awarded $760,000 toward the rebuilding of the pier.

It was followed by a $1.5 million donation from local nonprofit Golden LEAF Foundation and a $300,000 pledge from the state of North Carolina.