G.V. Barbee Bridge Closure

The "Old Bridge" to be shut down for 6 months ...

The North Carolina DOT has announced that the G.V. Barbee Bridge, sometimes referred to as the "old bridge" to Oak Island, will be shut down from October 15, 2018,  until  mid-April of 2019. During this time, all traffic to and from the island will be re-routed to the Swain's Cut Bridge, which was opened in November of 2010 on the West end of Oak Island.

Please take into account the added travel time when planning to visit Fort Caswell. When we have more information about exact dates for reopening, we will post that information here.

We have included a map of the detoured route for your reference on this page.

Blue line indicates new route to Oak Island & Fort Caswell