Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

By: Ginger

May 05 2009

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Category: Downtown Photos


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The Historic Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is steel vertical lift bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River on US 76/421  in Wilmington, NC.  Built 1969, it replaced a 1929 bridge (which was removed), near where the Isabel Stellings Holmes Bridge is today. The main span of this bridge is the longest in North Carolina.

It can list at least 11 film productions to its credits such as Maximum Overdrive and Black Dog.

There has been discussion of a new bridge across the Cape Fear River, downstream from downtown Wilmington. However, the Cape Fear Skyway remains in the early planning stage.

This photo was taken from the balcony of a Hilton Riverview Suite.

2 comments on “Cape Fear Memorial Bridge”

  1. So scenic! Welcome to the CDPB.

  2. It looks like a very busy — and fun — river. Can you climb up into those bridge towers? The view from there must be fantastic!

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