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Why did they not paint the rails dividing lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge? It looks tacky.

Julian March

Q. When they painted the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, why did they not paint the rails that divide the westbound and eastbound lanes. They were painted the same color as bridge before. They only painted them on the bridge itself and now it looks tacky.

A. The painting contract only included the lift span portion of the bridge, said Amanda Glynn, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s bridge engineer for Division 3, which includes Wilmington.

“We hope to have a future contract to paint the approach spans,” Glynn said. “When we do paint the rest of the structure, we will paint the approach span center rail as well.”


How much will the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge painting contractor pay for being late?

Any idea when the lights are going to be fixed (again) on the Leland side of the Memorial Bridge causeway?

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3 Responses to “ Why did they not paint the rails dividing lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge? It looks tacky.”

  1. On June 14, 2012 at 9:42 am Carol wrote:

    This bridge work has been second rate since the beginning. The bridge looks rediculous.

  2. On June 16, 2012 at 6:48 am justin wrote:

    The railings along the bridge weren’t part of the original painting contract? Laughable.

  3. On June 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm Chris wrote:

    The whole paint job looks awful. Considerable amounts of overspray can be seen on the cement barrier between the lanes. And where they just stopped paint at the dividing rails at the end of the bridge looks awful. Not a good first or last impression of Wilmington.