The Resource Covington Bridge Company records

Covington Bridge Company records

Label
Covington Bridge Company records, 1833-1848
Title
Covington Bridge Company records
Inclusive dates
1833-1848
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records include a bridge plan, dated August 1, 1833, by Frances O'Neale and Lewis Wernwag; letters sent; plats of Covington with suggested sites for bridge (August 6, 1833; August 26, 1833); proposals for construction; specifications for construction; contracts; reports; security bonds
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Board of Public Works (search author as Virginia Board of Public Works)
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Biographical or historical data
An act to incorporate the Covington Bridge Company for the purpose of constructing a toll bridge across Jackson River opposite Covington, was passed by the General Assembly January 23, 1833. The act was amended March 19, 1836, to change the point of termination from Second Street to Third Street in Covington. Capital stock was limited to $3,500, with any excess required to be raised by the citizens of Covington. The bridge was completed in November, 1837. Between that time and 1845, the bridge was destroyed by flood. An act of the General Assembly passed February 13, 1845, provided for rebuilding the bridge, and in March 1848, approved the appointment of a bridge superintendent.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 64
Citation source
Board of Public Works inventory
Label
Covington Bridge Company records
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Board of Public Works record group (RG#57)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
96
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
No acquisition information available.
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000485501
Type of unit
items.

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