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Pedestrian bridge in downtown Greenville to be dedicated in memory of Duke's mayonnaise creator

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A popular pedestrian bridge in downtown Greenville will formally be named in honor of the Greenville businesswoman who created Duke’s mayonnaise.

A dedication ceremony for the Eugenia Duke Bridge will take place on March 29 at 11:00 a.m. 

The bridge is located in Wyche Pavilion at River Place. A permanent plaque honoring Duke will be placed on the RiverPlace end of the bridge. 

Eugenia Duke founded the Duke Sandwich Company and Duke Mayonnaise a century ago. Duke began selling her homemade sandwiches on the streets of downtown Greenville in 1917.

Duke Brands president and CEO Andrew Smart released the following statement about the dedication: 

"It's fitting that this bridge will be named for Eugenia Duke because she was pioneer in woman-owned businesses in Greenville at a time when women did not even have the right to vote. As we celebrate Women's History Month, Mrs. Duke's legacy will serve as an inspiration to young women who are also following their dreams of business ownership."

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