Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge is in North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks. It carries approximately 2 million automobile passengers annually from Bodie Island to Pea Island, North Carolina. The original bridge was built in 1963, and needed to be replaced with something that could withstand the region’s harsh coastal environment.
A new 2.7-mile bridge is being built to span the Oregon Inlet. This bridge has a 100-year life-span and features high durability concrete, stainless steel rebar, and 17-4 stainless swedge bolts. Atlanta Rod was chosen to manufacture over 75,000 lbs. of 100% domestic 17-4 stainless swedge bolts in 2 ½” and 3” diameters. We also manufactured all the domestic 17-4 stainless heavy hex nuts to go with the bolts. All of the heavy hex nuts were precision forged in-house with machined threads, assembled onto the bolts, and shipped directly to the jobsite.