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Grand Coulee Bridge – Coulee Dam WA

Date added: December 3, 2012

The bridge was one of many PWA and WPA projects built in Washington state: “The Bridge was built from 1934-1935 and at the height of its construction it gave the more than 7000 workers on the Grand Coulee Dam passage… read more

Miller River Road – Skykomish WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

One of many WPA and PWA projects in Washington state: “$231,961 was allocated for the construction of a 10 mile road that lead to an area rich with minerals and recreational possibilities.”

Yakima Water Treatment Plant – Yakima WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

One of many WPA and PWA projects in Washington state: “Constructed to stop the degradation of the Yakima river and adjacent tributaries due to contaminated return flows.” (http://depts.washington.edu)

Cowlitz County Road Improvements – Longview WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

One of a many PWA and WPA projects in Washington state: “At a cost of $978,122 the allocated funds went to the renovation, new construction and extension of roads. The project also added drainage, guard rails, and money to paint… read more

Snohomish County Roads – Snohomish WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

One of a number of PWA and WPA projects in Washington state: “Work began in December of 1938 and at a cost of $2,011,788 included clearing, straightening, widening, draining, excavating, cutting and installing drainage ditches.”

Seattle Parks Construction – Seattle WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

As one of many WPA and PWA projects in Washington state: “$307,750 was allocated to build parks in rapidly developing areas in Seattle. The parks were constructed between August of 1938 and December of 1939.”

King County Extended Water Supply – Seattle WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

This project was one of a number of WPA and PWA projects in Washington state: “The project piped water into southern King County. The area previously used well water. The six miles of pipe cost of $27,570.”

Water System – Grays Harbor WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

Grays Harbor water system improvement was one of a number of WPA and PWA projects in Washington State: “At a cost of $97,385 the project greatly improved the water delivery system. The town previously relied on well water that was… read more

Everett Sewer System – Everett WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

“The project began in October of 1938 and ran 6.5 miles of sewer pipes through Everett. At a cost of $110,839 the project improved the sewer system throughout Everett at no cost to residents.” (http://depts.washington.edu)

Felts Field Aerial View

Felts Field (Spokane Municipal Airport) – Spokane WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

“Felts Field, Spokane’s historic airfield, is located on the south bank of the Spokane River east of Spokane proper. Aviation activities began there in 1913… During the 1930s, considerable improvement had been made at Felts Field with Civil Works Administration… read more

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (former) – Tacoma WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

“The bridge connects Tacoma to areas such as Gig Harbor on the Kitsap Peninsula. Funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA), it was 2,800 feet between the two the two towers. “Everyone marveled, at the gossamer of a structure so… read more

Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges

Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges – Oak Harbor WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

“In 1929, the state legislature authorized the construction of a bridge across the narrow scenic but dangerous waterway between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands, but there were no funds to proceed. In 1934, the Public Works Administration authorized a grant and… read more

Lake Washington Floating Bridge (former) – Seattle WA

Date added: December 2, 2012

“Constructed in just 18 months, the first bridge across Lake Washington opened on July 2, 1940. Funded partly by the Public Works Administration, the pontoon bridge was an engineering marvel, the longest floating span in the world at that time…. read more