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Davidson County Board of Commissioners vote in favor of owning historic Wil-Cox Bridge

Earlier this month, the Davidson County (NC) Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 in favor of taking over the historic Wil-Cox Bridge.  The bridge is one of only a few open-spandrel concrete arch bridges remaining in the state.

Currently, the bridge carries the southbound/westbound lanes of US 29/70 over the Yadkin River.  NCDOT had planned to tear down the nearly 90 year old bridge during the construction of the new I-85 crossing downstream.  As a result of the board of commissioner's vote, the historic bridge will be preserved.

Though the final plans of the bridge aren't know, the bridge will be converted to pedestrian (and possibly equestrian) use as part of a regional greenway project. 

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