The Resource "The Walkerton Bridge,"

"The Walkerton Bridge,"

Label
"The Walkerton Bridge,", 1993
Title
"The Walkerton Bridge,"
Inclusive dates
1993
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
DVD containing the history and current conditions (as of 1993) of what would become known as the Walkerton Bridge. The Walkerton Bridge crossed the Mattaponi River to connect King and Queen County and King William County, along State Route 629. The original bridge was built in 1904, but was replaced in 1936. The newer bridge was of "swing span" construction, sat on wood pilings, and was cranked by hand to let water traffic pass. The 1936 Walkerton Bridge was one of Virginia Deptartment of Transportation's (VDOT) first swing span bridges. The bridge was in poor condition at the time of the DVD creation, and was slated for replacement by the mid-1990s. The DVD purportedly shows the bridge in action for the final time. The DVD was created by VDOT's Environmental Division, as well as the Office of Public Affairs, Visual Communications Center
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Dept. of Transportation. (Search Virginia Dept. of Transportation as author).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available on video tape.
Biographical or historical data
On March 12, 1904, the General Assembly passed an act providing regulations for the establishment, construction, and improvement of public roads, bridges, wharves, and landings. Previously, the county and city governments had enjoyed relative freedom in such matters. The agency began as the State Highway Commission, which evovled into two entities, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Together the two are responsible for locating routes, letting construction contracts, creating traffic regulations, naming highways, gathering and tabulating information and statistics, entering into contracts with other states, and administering and allocating the Transportation Trust Fund. The Board is also responsible for coordinating the planning for the financing of transportation needs, including the needs for highways, railways, seaports, airports and public transportation.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
"The Walkerton Bridge,"
Note
Part of Record Group 45 (Dept. of Transportation)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Snyder, Floranne S., Virginia Dept. of Transportation,
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001560018
Type of unit
DVDs.

Library Locations

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