Category Archives: Bridges

Along the Thames: Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges

Charing Cross Station is the access point for trains crossing the Thames on the Hungerford Bridge. This bridge was opened in 1864. In 2002, the Golden Jubilee footbridges were opened on either side of the Hungerford. The R. L. Hispaniola … Continue reading

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The London Eye: Millennium Wheel

The second day in London we took a stroll down to the River Thames after I finished my presentation. It was fairly clear and sunny that morning and early afternoon, but turned cloudy before long, so we headed back to … Continue reading

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A bridge to nowhere, or somewhere?

I am sometimes reminded that life is like an old bridge. It has structure and form, a path and direction, and varying methods of support, aesthetics, damage, and repairs. In traveling, we may have obstacles in our path, whether overgrown … Continue reading

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Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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Keesler Bridge, Greenwood

Keesler Bridge spans the Yazoo River from Fulton Street on the south side of the river to Grand Boulevard on the north side.  As part of his January-October 1986 survey of historic bridges in Mississippi, Jack D. Elliott, Jr. surveyed … Continue reading

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Limestone Guard Wall, Kimberlin Mountain: Another WPA Find

Growing up in Young County, Texas, this road was one of my dad’s favorites for a Sunday afternoon drive around Lake Possum Kingdom, or PK as we knew it.  On my recent trip to Texas, I discovered this guard wall … Continue reading

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Iron Bridge, Teoc Community

  Teoc, Mississippi is a small community off Highway 7 north, between Greenwood and Avalon.  Research on New Deal Administration buildings in Mississippi introduced me to Teoc, and upon discovering it is just off the road I travel to and … Continue reading

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Grandjean Bridge: New Orleans City Park

The Grandjean Bridge, named for George Grandjean, park commissioner and designer of the original lagoons, is one of nine bridges built by the WPA in New Orleans City Park.  Constructed in 1938, the bridge is located behind the New Orleans Museum … Continue reading

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Wasena Bridge – Roanoke

The Wasena Bridge, carrying traffic over the Roanoke River, train tracks, and Wasena Park between Old Southwest/downtown Roanoke and the Wasena neigbhorhood, was constructed 1938-1939.  It was funded by a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant of $149,265 grant toward the … Continue reading

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WPA stonework in Nazareth park

The borough park in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is an example of the park recreational facilities constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the New Deal Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  This automobile traffic bridge directs traffic across a small … Continue reading

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