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Hertford S-Bridge Replacement Opens to Traffic

​The Hertford S-Bridge opened to traffic on Tuesday afternoon. To mark the occasion, fire trucks from the two towns met on the bridge at about 4 p.m.  β€‹β€‹

HERTFORD – The N.C. Department of Transportation officially opened the Hertford S-Bridge replacement to traffic this afternoon. 

The first vehicles, fire trucks from Hertford and Winfall, met each other at the middle of bridge at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

The new swing-span bridge carries U.S. 17 Business over the Perquimans River between the communities of Hertford and Winfall. The bridge replaces the iconic, but deteriorating old Hertford S-Bridge, which welcomed vehicular and maritime traffic for 93 years before its removal last year.

Construction began on the design-build process in the summer of 2019. The total cost of the project was about $60 million, which included replacement of the bridge and improvements to the adjacent causeway.


10/25/2022 4:49 PM