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Love Grove Memorial Bridge opens Sunday, will provide passage over Burnt Mill Creek

The Love Grove Memorial Bridge, a $5 million project approved by Wilmington voters in a 2014 transportation bond, is now open over Burnt Mill Creek. (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)
The Love Grove Memorial Bridge, a $5 million project approved by Wilmington voters in a 2014 transportation bond, is now open over Burnt Mill Creek. (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)

WILMINGTON—After one year and $5 million, the Love Grove Memorial Bridge is ready for use.

Connecting Love Grove neighborhood to 23rd Street in Wilmington, the Love Grove Memorial Bridge was included in a transportation bond that voters approved in 2014.

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The bond voters approved included $44 million to be spent toward the completion of 38 projects. Some of those projects include improving the city’s biking and walking trails, as well as roadway improvements to improve traffic congestion.

The Love Grove Memorial Bridge is a two-lane bridge that includes a sidewalk for pedestrian use. It crosses Burnt Mill Creek to connect residents of the Love Grove neighborhood to One Tree Hill Way.

When the project was initially introduced, it was considered one of the most “complex” projects of the transportation bond’s list of approved improvements.

The Love Grove Memorial Bridge, a $5 million project approved by Wilmington voters in a 2014 transportation bond, is now open over Burnt Mill Creek. (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)
The Love Grove Memorial Bridge, a $5 million project approved by Wilmington voters in a 2014 transportation bond, is now open over Burnt Mill Creek. (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)

Johanna Ferebee can be reached at johanna@localvoicemedia.com or @j__ferebee on Twitter

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