Crews have driven half of the 82 piles needed for the temporary bridge across the breach at Pea Island! And they are over half way on installing the 726 linear feet of sheet piling bulkhead.
Meanwhile, crews had a visitor on the site yesterday.The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is the largest freshwater turtle in North Carolina. It can be found all across the state, and it's been known to hang out in brackish coastal water. The marshland on the sound side of the area near the N.C. 12 breaches is a great place for these interesting, yet intimidating critters to live. Don't let these turtles fool you, though. Even though they may seem slow, when threatened, they can move very fast and their strong jaws can cause a very painful bite, hence their name. Hopefully, our crews left this little guy well enough alone!