Bridge named in honor of former Wilmington mayor

Former Wilmington mayor James H. Sills Jr. was honored by state and local leaders on Monday.

Officials gathered at H. Fletcher Brown Park in Wilmington for a ceremony to name the North Market Street Bridge after the influential Delawarean.

Sills, who was elected as Wilmington’s first African American mayor, served in the city’s highest capacity from 1992 until 2000.

He also served as a city councilman, state representative and professor at the University of Delaware.

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