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What happened to the bronze statue at the foot of the Holmes Bridge?

Ben Steelman

The 1898 Memorial at Third and Davis streets is the only statue we could find near the Isabel Holmes Bridge. StarNews photo by Si Cantwell.

Q. What happened to the beautiful bronze statue that was at the foot of the Isabel Holmes Bridge? It was on a brick pedestal as the bridge merged into Third Street. The pedestal is still there, but the statue is gone. Brush has grown all around what was a lovely entry into the city.

A. Frankly, we’re stumped. Nobody with the City of Wilmington or the state Highway Divison remembers a statue in that location.

The 1898 Memorial Park, dedicated in 2008, is nearby at 1018 N. Third St. Find out more about the racial turmoil that memorial commemorates at StarNewsOnline.com/1898.

If any readers have information about a statue that stood where the reader describes, please post it in the Comments section below.


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