Bill to rename Yadkin River Bridge passes
The state bill to rename the Yadkin River Bridge in honor of veterans passed the House in a unanimous vote Wednesday. It has now been sent to the Senate.
N.C. Rep. Fred Steen, who represents part of Rowan County, introduced House Bill 490 to name the new bridge being built on Interstate 85 the žYadkin River Veterans Memorial Bridge.Ó
Construction is underway to replace the aging bridge that currently spans the Yadkin River between Rowan and Davidson counties. The project began in late September 2010 and is expected to finish in January 2013. It also includes the widening of about 3 miles of adjacent interstate.