Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
|Cape Fear Memorial Bridge|
|Official name||Cape Fear Memorial Bridge|
US 17 Bus. / US 76 / US 421
|Crosses||Cape Fear River|
|Locale||Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Maintained by||North Carolina Department of Transportation|
|Design||Vertical lift bridge|
|Total length||924.5 m (3,033 ft)|
|Width||16.5 m (54 ft)|
|Longest span||408 feet (124 m)|
|Load limit||46.8 tonnes|
|Clearance below||21 m (69 ft)|
|Opened||October 1, 1969|
The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is a steel vertical-lift bridge in North Carolina. It carries U.S. Route 17 Business, U.S. Route 76, and U.S. Route 421 across the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and New Hanover County. It also carried U.S. Route 74 until that designation was shifted to the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge. It is currently the highest bridge in North Carolina and features a lift span that can be raised 135 feet (41 m). The lift span is 408 feet (124 m) long.
- Barefoot, Daniel W. (1995). Touring the Backroads of North Carolina's Lower Coast. John F. Blair. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-89587-126-8. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- State Bridge Records Accessed June 30, 2006.
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