Smith Creek Bridge reopens in Wilmington

Smith Creek Bridge reopens in Wilmington
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 12:42 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced that the Smith Creek Bridge in Wilmington reopened on Tuesday, Nov. 14, after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The bridge is located at 1200 Castle Hayne Road, allowing traffic to cross Smith Creek.

“In May 2021, the former steel-truss bridge was struck by a vehicle, permanently closing the structure. While plans to replace the bridge were underway, NCDOT sped up the design and construction phases,” the NCDOT announcement states.

The new bridge is 50 feet wider for boats, includes bike lanes and no longer has vehicle height restrictions.