New Mexico New Deal Sites June 2019 - Photo #51 - Albuquerque: Coal Avenue Viaduct

Albuquerque NM 18 June 2019: The Coal Avenue Viaduct at 2nd Street SW built in 1936, replacing an earlier railroad-only viaduct in a New Deal Public Works Administration project[1,2]. Albuquerque has not only a Coal Avenue, but also Iron, Lead, Silver, Gold, Fruit, Orchard, Marble, and Granite Avenues.
  1. Albuquerque: A History, Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District website, accessed 12 July 2019: "With realignment of Route 66, 'subways' under the railroad tracks were constructed at Central and Tijeras and the Coal Avenue viaduct was rebuilt (using New Deal Public Works Administration [PWA] funds) to facilitate traffic flow."
  2. Biebel, Charles D., "Suburban Growth of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1900-1940" and "Depression and Dollars: The Impact of the Federal Government on Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1930-1940." Research Reports, History of Albuquerque Exhibits Series, Vol.V. The Albuquerque Museum, History Division.