Officials open new North Camden bridge

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By Tracy Harris

Just in time for the new school year, county and state officials  gathered Tuesday to dedicate a new bridge on North Camden Lane.

Previously, the bridge had a 3-ton weight limit and was 14 feet wide. It is now 24 feet wide and can hold 43 tons. Two cars will be able to pass side-by-side — before, drivers had to take turns crossing.

The project cost $225,000, including $160,000 from state funds.

About 500 feet of the roadway north of the bridge was elevated to reduce flooding. The road to the bridge's south was widened to lessen curves in the road. 

Much of North Camden Lane has been improved since 2005, as crews have widened, elevated and installed curb gutters.