Cape Fear Memorial Bridge carries US 76, US 17, US 421 over the Cape Fear River. The Bridge is in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina and Brunswick County, North Carolina. The bridge was constructed between 1967 and 1969. The builder/contractor was Bowers Construction Company.
The bridge type is a metal 12 panel bolt connected polygonal Warren through Truss, Movable: vertical lift (tower drive ) and approach spans: metal stringer (multibeam fixed). This is the only vertical lift bridge in North Carolina.
The building specifications are: main span length 408 feet; structure length 3,033 feet; width 56 feet
Renovations are as follows:
1986 new painting.
1996 new decking.
2007 new control system
2011- 2012 cross beams were replaced and new paint job