Elk River Bridge in 2015Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. A tugboat guides a barge under the Elk River Bridge in Charleston, West Virginia. Charleston United States West Virginia, 2015. -05-06. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015631785/. (Accessed March 27, 2018.)
The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Elk River Bridge 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”
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.