So many migrating birds roost on the bridge, it has a special summer speed limit.

Purple martins fly back to the William B. Umstead bridge at dusk. Robert Tenbusch/Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society/used with permission

In fall, winter, and spring, people driving over the William B. Umstead Bridge (locally referred to as the Old Manns Harbor Bridge) in North Carolina’s Outer Banks can cruise at a steady 55 miles per hour. In summer, though, they have…

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