- Dover, DE
- Site Type:
- Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels, Infrastructure and Utilities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Civil Works Administration (CWA), Work Relief Programs
- Site Survival:
- No Longer Extant
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 construction at the Barkers Landing Bridge, several miles southeast of Dover. Living New Deal believes the bridge to have been replaced.
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 notesAnnual Report of the Chief Engineer State Highway Department, 1934 (pg. 43-53): https://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/annual_reports/pdf/1934/annual_1934_chief.pdf
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 7, 2016.
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