BY DAVE SIMPSON, PRESIDENT & CEO, CAROLINAS AGC
The late, great NC Senate leader Marc Basnight had a special fondness for bridges.
“Bridges bring people together. They never divide,” he wrote for a dedication in 2019 of a 2.8-mile, $254 million bridge over Oregon Inlet named for him. Sen. Basnight, who died last month after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), was a big believer in infrastructure funding, particularly in connecting remote parts of his state with urban centers.