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Castle Hayne in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early Drawbridge

 
 
Early Drawbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Early Drawbridge Marker
Inscription. One of the few drawbridges in the American colonies was built near here by Benjamin Heron about 1768. Destroyed by British troops, 1781.
 
Erected 1940 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number D-22.)
 
Location. 34° 21.738′ N, 77° 53.906′ W. Marker is in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on Castle Hayne Road (U.S. 117) just north of Orange Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. It is on the approach to the current bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River. Marker is in this post office area: Castle Hayne NC 28429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoner Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Innes (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Lillington (approx. 5.5 miles away); General John Ashe (approx. 6.1 miles away); George Davis (approx. 7.5 miles away); Edward Moseley (approx. 7.8 miles away); Samuel Ashe (approx. 8 miles away); William S. Ashe (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castle Hayne.
 
Also see . . .  1st Drawbridge at Castle Haynes. Short 1989 article in the Sunday Star-News. “The bridge
Early Drawbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Early Drawbridge Marker
would link Wilmington to what was then known as ‘the Duplin Road.’ With luck, it could help draw commerce from the farmers of Duplin County.” (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Current Castle Haynes Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
3. Current Castle Haynes Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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