Road and Bridge Development – Edgemoor 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 were:

  • The Edgemoor Underpass, located somewhere the train tracks and the Delaware River
  • A thoroughfare connecting Edgemoor and Holly Oak
  • A thoroughfare connecting Edgemoor and Wilmington

The exact locations of these projects is presently unknown to Living New Deal.

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 5, 2016.

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Location Info


Edgemoor, DE

Location notes: General location marker for Edgemoor

Coordinates: 39.750, -75.503

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