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Buffalo Creek Bridge, U.S. Route 19, spanning Buffalo Creek near conflue, Fairmont, Marion County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1292718
BWPhotos 192677

HB1292719
BWPhotos 192678

HB1292720
BWPhotos 192679

HB1292721
BWPhotos 192680

HB1292722
BWPhotos 192681

HB1292723
BWPhotos 192682

HB1292724
BWPhotos 192683

HB1292725
BWPhotos 192684

HB1292726
BWPhotos 192685

HB1292727
BWPhotos 192686

HB1292728
BWPhotos 192687

HB1292729
BWPhotos 192688

HB1292730
BWPhotos 192689

HB1292731
BWPhotos 192690

HB1292732
BWPhotos 192691

HB1292733
BWPhotos 192692


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Location
spanning Buffalo Creek near conflue, Fairmont, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-66
Building/structure dates: 1936 initial construction
Significance: The Buffalo Creek Bridge was constructed with funds appropriated under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA). Under the direction of the Public Works Administration (PWA), the NIRA was devised by the presidential administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to provide relief to the unemployed and to stimulate economic and industrial recovery during the Depression of the 1930s. Buffalo Creek Bridge is also a significant representative of the bold use of reinforced concrete in the construction of arch bridges. The bridge compares favorably with the most well known reinforced concrete bridges with its refinement of form, elegant appearance, and attention to architectural detail.

Related Names
Jemison, L. L.
West Virginia State Road Commission
Nall, Jim, Photographer
Drobney, Jeffrey A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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