Bald Head Island Changes
If you haven’t been out to Bald Head Island this season, then you are in for some surprises. Over the past few months, construction workers have been hard at work expanding the creek access to Bald Head Creek and building the new timber bridge. Both projects have recently been completed and are now open for use by visitors and residents of BHI!
The creek access officially re-opened a few weeks ago! The goal of expanding the creek access was to accommodate a waiting list for the existing facility, make the gazebo handicapped accessible, and add additional parking. We recently had an interview with Karen Ellison, Director of Human Resources & Communications for the Village of Bald Head Island. She stated that “improving and expanding the creek access has been an issue for some time. With the opening of the creek access, people will be able to enjoy the estuary area of the island and easily store their kayaks.” With the island buzzing with activity for the season, and a busy Easter weekend ahead of us, we are sure that the creek access will become a central hub for outdoor activities on the island!
Even more exciting than the new creek access was the opening of the new timber bridge on April 5th! The bridge links the main commercial area around the marina with the rest of the island. It provides a safer, faster route that will improve traffic flow! The 520 foot bridge is part of a community enrichment project by the Village of Bald Head Island. The bridge has been in the works for 10 years and residents are very excited about the new shortcut!
We were one of the first carts to drive across the island! Check out the video!
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