Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Before There Was NC-12, There Was a Vision - 1956
There was a vision of a coastal highway allowing the tourist industry to flourish before NC-12 was finished with the construction of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. This image was attached to a letter sent out by the Morehead City Chamber of Commerce in July 1956. With the future and love-hate relationship of NC-12 in the news recently thanks to Hurricane Irene's fury, a little bit of historical perspective is always useful.