Havelock residents able to travel more freely with new bridge

The Woodhaven Drive Bridge in Havelock, which was destroyed by water overwash during Hurricane Florence in 2018, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning to celebrate its reopening.

Havelock Mayor Will Lewis explained there have been newer bridges built around Havelock, the last crossing Slocum Creek near Church Road, but the city has never had a bridge completion ribbon cutting.

The $ 2.3 million dollar project was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and approved in December. Trader Construction Company in New Bern received the award to be the contractor for the project, which also used assistance from subcontractors to get the job done.

The complete rebuild of the bridge finished a month ahead of its September deadline.

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