From the river walkway in downtown Wilmington, the lift bridge that carries U.S. 17, U.S. 74, U.S. 76, and U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River is visible. This picture, taken at dusk, shows the contrast of the bridge's towers against the shimmering waters below the bridge. A crucial link between New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, this bridge is one of a few that cross the Cape Fear River. There is another bridge near downtown that carries North Carolina 133 over the river, but access to that bridge is not as direct from the primary routes that enter the city. Interstate 140, once constructed, will add a third bridge over the river. Photo taken 05/29/05.