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Colonial Parkway, Navy Mine Depot, Spanning Naval Weapons Road, Yorktown, York County, VA



B&W Photos

HB1182752
North Elevation.

HB1182753
South Elevation.

HB1182754
Deck View, Looking West.


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Naval Weapons Road, Yorktown%2525252525252525252Bvicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-48-A
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: As one of the first two completed structures on the Colonial Parkway, the Navy Mine Depot Overpass employed the characteristic colonial brickwork and reinforced concrete arch design indicative of subsequent parkway bridges. Even though parkway motorists saw only the overpass' brick-faced railings, this bridge had its entire exterior covered with brick facing, reflecting the design decision to adhere to the colonial theme in all park structures. The U.S. Navy required that construction of the bridge not interfere with the operation of the railway linking the Navy Mine Pier to the Weapons Station. Subsequent alterations of the Navy Mine Depot Overpass widened its road deck in order to reduce the number of automobile accidents at this location.

Subjects
Transportation
Overpasses


Related Names
A N Campbell & Company
Peterson, Charles E.
Toms, R. E.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Meko, Joseph P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH ELEVATION.
2. SOUTH ELEVATION.
3. DECK VIEW, LOOKING WEST.


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