SHELBY -- After being closed for replacement, the C.C. Dawson Bridge in Cramerton is now open to traffic. The new bridge accommodates larger vehicles, improves safety for motorists and increases the lifespan of the local transportation network in Gaston County.
The $4 million project removed, demolished and replaced the bridge over the South Fork River on Lakewood Road. The previous bridge was built in 1950 and was considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. It required costly maintenance to remain functional and was built to design standards no longer in use.
As crews put the final touches on the project, some temporary lane closures might be in place around the bridge in the coming weeks. The bridge, however, will remain open to traffic during this time.