The drawbridge leading to Wrightsville Beach will be closed for more than five hours for each of the next three nights.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said crews will be cleaning and painting the steel on the U.S. 74/76 bridge, closing it from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The bridge was first closed late Sunday night.
The work is part of a nearly $8 million project to fix and upgrade the bridge east of Wilmington. The entire project should be finished next spring.
Officials say emergency vehicles will be able to cross the bridge during the overnight work.