The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society held its monthly meeting on Monday, November 18, at 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.
This month we had a very special program. Mr. Vernon Meshaw, a scrap metal dealer from Pender County is donating the large metal plaque that was once mounted on the Swing Bridge that crossed Snow’s Cut to the Society. The bridge was used from 1931 to 1962 when the present high rise concrete bridge was opened.
Mr. Meshaw helped us finally solve the mystery of where the Swing Bridge went when it was no longer needed at Snow’s Cut as he tells us the story of how he came to be in possession of the plaque. Then Frankie Jones, one of our members, talked briefly about her father, the last bridge tender of the Swing Bridge. Elaine Henson concluded with a pictorial program featuring the bridge and its history.
This was a truly unique event and a look at some very important history of Federal Point.
Federal Point Historic Preservation Society meetings are free and open to the public.
For more …read:
Elaine Henson’s article on the history of the Snow’s Cut Swing Bridge and the building of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway