The NCDOT is about to completely replace the old Wilkinson Blvd. Bridge at an estimated costs of $57 million.
The current bridge was built in 1933 and was officially named the Sloan’s Ferry Bridge. It was erected as a memorial to the Gaston and Mecklenburg County soldiers who fought in World War 1.
According to the NCDOT, about 25,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily, and that number is projected to significantly increase in the future.
The new $57 million bridge will increase the 4 lane bridge to a 6 lane bridge, as well as adding pedestrian walkways on either side. It will also feature a raised midpoint to allow larger boats to pass underneath.
The bridge is projected to be completed by Summer of 2026.
What do you think about the new bridge project?