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Bodie Island Lighthouse Restoration To Resume

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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A $1.89 million contract has been awarded to resume restoration of the famed Bodie Island Lighthouse located near Oregon Inlet. 

Denver Service Center has issued a notice to proceed with the award of contract to the prime contractor, United Builders Group, LLC from New Bern, North Carolina. 

The previous restoration project contract was terminated last spring after significant new structural integrity issues were found in many of the main support beams under the balcony.  The additional repairs needed were too costly to finish in the original restoration project and work therefore ceased. The contractor demobilized and was off-site by late April. NPS funding requests have since been approved to complete the restoration work in FY 2012.

The new project is expected to begin in late February and be completed in October.  The work will include the following renovations:

  • Restore deteriorated metal
  • Restore components on the lantern level (support beams, masonry, railing/ladder)
  • Replace galley cornice segments
  • Paint interior and exterior masonry
  • Replace windows and glass on lantern level
  • Repair the oil house marble floor and roof, install new windows
  • Paint all newly installed metals/wood
  • Install fire suppression system and rehabilitate electrical power
  • Install stair strengtheners


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