Patriotic Mural on Dover’s Sr Airman Elizabeth Loncki Bridge Completed


A patriotic mural that was painted on the Senior Airman Elizabeth Loncki Bridge over Route 1 at the entrance to Dover Air Force Base has been completed. The mural was started in October and completed this week. Senior Airman Loncki, a New Castle County native, died in Iraq in 2007 after her explosive ordinance disposal team was targeted by a car bomber near Baghdad. DelDOT and DAFB officials dedicated the bridge in Loncki’s memory in October of 2018.

Additional information about the mural:
The painting of the mural began the first week of October and was performed by Wilmington resident Christian Kanienberg of Wish Unlimited, LLC, who was contracted by Allied Painting, Inc. and is the primary contractor painting bridges along the Route 1 corridor.

“This mural is the department’s way of showing our appreciation to our service members past and present and honoring the life of Elizabeth Loncki, for whom the bridge was dedicated to in 2018,” said
Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski. “On behalf of the department, we thank all who served
wish all a happy Veterans Day.”

Senior Airman Loncki, 23, died on Jan. 7, 2007, after her explosive ordnance disposal team was targeted by a car bomber near Baghdad, Iraq. Loncki, a New Castle native, attended St. Peter the Apostle grade school and graduated from Padua Academy in Wilmington in 2001.