Christiana River Dikes – Wilmington DE

Description

Delaware utilized substantial federal resources in developing and improving its road network during the Great Depression. Among the dozens of projects undertaken by the federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) during 1934 was raising and repairing dikes along the Christiana River.

An average of 1,410 were put to work each week during 1934 as a result of the CWA’s road, sidewalk, bridge, and other related infrastructure efforts in Delaware.

 

Source notes

Annual Report of the Chief Engineer State Highway Department, 1934 (pg. 43-53):
http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/annual_reports/pdf/1934/annual_1934_chief.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 27, 2016.

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Location Info


Christiana River
Wilmington, DE

Location notes: General location marker for river

Coordinates: 39.733568, -75.545453

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