Notice the reused peers from the Fulton Street Bridge
Photo taken by Cliff Darby in January 2010
BH Photo #155751
Brian i can tell you that the bridge in NC is not the old Fulton Street Bridge I was 9 years old when they they demolished it they used the parts from the bridge to replace parts to similar bridges in south Louisiana
For those of you looking for photos of the original Fulton Street bridge, I've been told it is still in use but moved to Wilmington, NC. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any documented proof of this claim. I have a coworker that has told me that our (Wilmington, NC) bridge was purchased from Louisiana, and have only been able to dig up limited current use info. The small amount of info available seems to support this. Look up the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC to see if this bridge is your original Fulton Street bridge.
Historic Aerials has a great image of this bridge in its prime in 1971.
Yeah I can't remove the incorrect photos (3 and 4) ... I'll try and contact a webmaster to remove them.
Here is a picture of the old bridge when it first opened you will notice a difference from picture 3 and 4
The new bridge is not called Fulton street bridge it is called the purple heart memorial bridge
I don't have a picture of the old bridge
Neither picture 3 or 4 depicts the old Fulton street bridge it was a vertical lift bridge but it had 3 spans the Alexandria span the main span and the pineville span and two towers
The third picture is not the former Fulton Street bridge. It is the Jackson Street bridge, which was built to replace the old Murray Street Bridge.
Also, the pictures are showing that the new bridge sits on the old bridge's piers.
If you just look at the pictures, you would see a modern bridge. If you look at the info, you will see that the page is referring to a LOST THROUGH TRUSS BRIDGE. Also the first comment on the page is asking if anyone has photos of the lost bridge that this page was created for. Sometimes people post a couple of pictures of the modern bridge to show what replaced it. Please get a life and stop cluttering up the forum page.
Anyone have photos of the original bridge? I can't seem to find any on the public internet.