Misc Virginia PWA Projects - Photo #10

Blacksburg-Pearisburg Road Bridge, Giles County, Virginia. “This bridge was constructed by the State with the cooperation of the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Agriculture and the assistance of the P.W.A. It spans New River and two railroad lines, and its roadway is supported on 12 concrete open spandrel arches with a total length of approximately a quarter of a mile. The cost of the bridge, exclusive of approaches, was $249,283, of which amount $171,410 came from a P.W.A. allotment of $7,529,702 to Virginia for improvements in roads. The project was completed in June 1935.”[1]
  1. Short, C.W., and R. Stanley Brown, Public Buildings, A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration, United States Government Printing Office, Washington (1939), page 561.
Photos from C.W. Short, U.S. Federal Works Agency Public Buildings (1939).