Wil-Cox Bridge repairs under way
Work crews have begun repairing the 1924 Wil-Cox bridge that spans the Yadkin River, connecting Rowan and Davidson counties along U.S. 29. The N.C. Department of Transportation closed the bridge in April after inspectors found exposed rebar, deteriorating concrete and deep cracks in the structure.
Davidson County agreed early last year to take possession of the bridge — which was to be taken out of service as part of the Interstate 85 widening and bridge replacement project — from the state, and Department of Transportation officials say the agency will bring the bridge up to code before turning it over to the county.
Davidson officials say they want to use the Wil-Cox bridge for walking, biking and horseback riding.