The Smith Creek Bridge is located just north of Wilmington and still
carries vehicular traffic today. Built in 1931, the Warren through truss
swing span no longer operates as a swing bridge. Even though it is no longer operating, the bridge is one of the rare swing truss bridges still standing within North Carolina. The bridge once
carried NC 133 and US 117 into Wilmington. These photos are from 2008.
Unfortunately, I do not know when the swing bridge stopped operating.
|Though the bridge had stopped operating at some point, the operator's equipment was still on site.|