Any idea who built this bridge? The Fulton Street Bridge (lost) in Louisiana was identical to this one (albeit totally rusted brown as I recall).
To Captain Barnhill,
I found this on starnewsonline.com regarding the "Memorial" in the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
“This majestic structure … will henceforth serve to honor the memory of the heroic men and women of North Carolina who gave their lives in the service of the United States of America.”
You give a great boat tour!
I found information about this bridge on Wikipedia and a few other sites, but nothing told about what it was a memorial for. I would recommend contacting the Wilmington Historical Society and see if they can find the answer.
I captain one of the tour boats on the Cape Fear and a part of the narration is mention of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the type of bridge that it is.
Yesterday I was asked what was the bridge a memorial to?
Can you help?
When will the painting of this bridge begin with the closing of the inbound and outbound lanes?
US 74 and 17 no longer go over this bridge. US 74 has been placed on a semi-freeway bypass of downtown, and goes over the Isabel Holmes Bridge. US 17 has been placed on the Outer Loop well away from the city. The main span of this bridge is the longest in North Carolina.