Downtown New Bern Bridge to Open Tomorrow!


The almost three year, $40 million dollar construction project is finally complete!  The Alfred Cunningham Bridge, a direct link to Downtown New Bern, is slated to open to traffic Friday afternoon.  The bridge has been impassible since 2007 as crews worked to replace the 1950s swing bridge.  

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This has been a much anticipated opening for downtown travelers, boaters and especially the local merchants.  Though a bit delayed, the bridge opening is still good timing for all of the upcoming New Bern 300 festivities.  With so much going on, 2010 is a great year to visit this vibrant and historical town…..we look forward to seeing you in our neck of the woods for the celebration!