Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
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Coordinates 34°13′41″N 77°57′08″W / 34.2280°N 77.9521°W / 34.2280; -77.9521Coordinates: 34°13′41″N 77°57′08″W / 34.2280°N 77.9521°W / 34.2280; -77.9521
Carries US 17 / US 76 / US 421
Crosses Cape Fear River
Locale Wilmington, North Carolina
Official name Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
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) (4 lanes)
Longest span 408 feet (124 m)[1]
Load limit 46.8 tonnes
Clearance below 21 m (69 ft)
Opened October 1, 1969; 48 years ago (1969-10-01)
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The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is a steel vertical-lift bridge in North Carolina. It carries US 17/US 76/US 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 features a lift span that can be raised 135 feet (41 m).[2] The lift span is 408 feet (124 m) long.[1]



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  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ State Bridge Records Archived July 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. Accessed June 30, 2006.

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