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.”
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).