Category Archives: Bridges

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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Northampton Street Free Bridge

The first crossing of the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ was ferry in 1739, at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.  The ferry operated for 50 years until greater commerce and travel between the two … Continue reading

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When digital goes wrong…

You know it happens–every once in a while a digital image fires wrong–too much light, for various reasons, and you get a white page.  Lately, I have been enjoying playing around with those images, seeing what can be altered.  It … Continue reading

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Fayette High School

The old Fayette High School was built in 1928, based on the marker at the top of the building.  The building was still in use in 1956, but that is the only information I can locate. The 1956 annual shows … Continue reading

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Works Progress Administration: Possum Kingdom Bridge

Politically speaking, the best of all landscapes, the best of all roads, are those which foster movement toward a desirable social goal. John Brinkerhoff Jackson, in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape  On my recent trip to Texas while researching the Eliasville … Continue reading

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Through-truss bridge on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River near Eliasville, Texas

This steel girder bridge was built in 1928, spanning the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Young County.  It sits a few miles east of the town of Eliasville. The design is a “pass through truss” and the length … Continue reading

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