The State Highway and Public Works Commission allowed the Bridge Department to survey along the Albemarle Sound in preparation for a bridge installation. The survey started at Leonard Point to the south and ended at Sandy Point to the north. Surveyors used the method of triangulation to determine the distance across the sound was 18,276.53 feet. Survey work also included soundings along the proposed stretch to determine water depth. A result of the survey proposed a bridge that would cost roughly $3,500,000.