Elk River Bridge – Charleston WV

Description

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Elk River Bridge, which carries Lee Street across the Elk River, in Charleston, Kanawha County. The structure is 500-feet long and is one of four bridges located at the point where Elk River meets Kanawha River. It was built between 1938 and 1939.

Plaques installed on the pillars on each side of the northern end of the span read: “Lee Street – Fayette Street Connection and Elk River Bridge, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Project No. W. VA. 1218 F”

Source notes

Plaque installed on site.

Peyton, Billy Joe, Historic Charleston: The First 225 Years, San Antonio: HPN Books, 2013, 73-74.

Bridge Hunter: (https://bridgehunter.com/wv/kanawha/elk-river/), accessed March 28, 2018.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on March 28, 2018.

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Location Info


Lee Street
Charleston , WV Kanawha

Coordinates: 38.357976, -81.640779

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