CSX - Neuse River Bridge
W&W - Neuse River Bridge
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
BH Photo #286866
This is the site of The Battle of Goldsborough Bridge-In December 1862, both the Union Army and Confederate forces desired to secure the strategically significant Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge. On December 17, an expedition under Union Maj. Gen. John G. Foster reached the railroad near Everettsville, aiming to destroy this bridge in order to put an end to the vital supply chain from the port of Wilmington.
Foster's men began destroying the tracks north toward the Goldsborough Bridge. Clingman's Confederate brigade delayed the advance, but was unable to prevent the destruction of the bridge. Foster's troops overpowered the small number of defending Confederate soldiers and successfully burned down the bridge. His mission accomplished, Foster departed to return to their base at New Bern. On their way back, Foster's men were again attacked by Confederate forces, but they repulsed the assault, taking far fewer casualties than the enemy.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Goldsboro_Bridge
Truss located there now (1910) is not a functioning swing bridge. All gearing has been removed from bridge and pier, bridge is now on footers. Dimensions are estimates.
- July 2, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Approaches, dimensions,
- July 2, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Neuse River"
- July 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
- July 1, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler
- Douglas Butler
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com