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The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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MP 4.423 1st Street.jpg
Looking south on 1st Street from the 1st Street Bridge. The bridge connected Henry Street to Downtown Roanoke. The bridge was renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2003.

Davis 66.822 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
A view of Franklin Road Bridge as seen from Reserve Avenue.

Davis 66.821 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge.

Davis 66.216 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge shortlyafter completion. Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage visible in background.

Davis 66.213 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge shortly after completion.

Davis GL 8 Stone Bridge.jpg
Children play under stone bridge. Location unknown.

Davis GL 237 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Side view of the Walnut Avenue and Jefferson Street bridges.

CPC 17 Wasena Bridge.jpg
A view of Wasena Bridge from Riverside Boulevard.

Davis2 66.92 Cornelius Charlton Bridge  .jpg
Also known as the Bluestone River Bridge, the Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton Bridge crosses the Bluestone River in Mercer County, West Virginia. Charlton received the Metal of Honor for his heroic acts in the Korean War.

Davis2 66.827 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Construction of the bridge on South Colorado Street over the railroad tracks in Salem.

Davis 66i Buchanan Bridge.jpg
New concrete bridge built to replace the steel bridge at left. Though the steel bridge was removed, a swinging bridge was erected in its place.

Davis 66h Buchanan Bridge.jpg
Old bridge over the James River in Buchanan. The new concrete bridge seen at right. The steel bridge stood in the location of the current swinging bridge.

Davis 66g Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66c BRPW Bridge.jpg
Bridge over the Roanoke River on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Davis 66b Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction. The old Wasena Bridge can be seen paralleling the new one. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

Davis 66.91 Robert F. Craft Memorial Bridge.jpg
Robert F. Craft Memorial Bridge over the Jackson River. This bridge, replaced the covered bridge next to it.

Davis 66.826 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.825 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.823 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.815 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge.

Davis 66.811 Franklin Road RW Bridge.jpg
Norfolk & Western railway bridge over Franklin Road.

Davis 66.81 Franklin Road RW Bridge.jpg
Railway bridge over Franklin Road under construction.

Davis 66.412 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.411 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.41 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.3a Jefferson Street Bridge.jpg
Jefferson Street Bridge was built in 1926

Davis 66.321 Memorial Bridge Plaque.jpg
Plaque on Memorial Bridge listing all of the Roanoke area soldiers who were killed serving in World War I.

Davis 66.32 Memorial Bridge Plaque.jpg
Plaque on Memorial Bridge listing all of the Roanoke area soldiers who were killed serving in World War I.

Davis 66.31 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Memorial Bridge was built in 1926 by the WW Boxley Company. The bridge stands as a monument to veterans of World War I.

Davis 66.3 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Memorial Bridge was built in 1926 by the WW Boxley Company. The bridge stands as a monument to veterans of World War I.

Davis 66.219 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge.

Davis 66.212 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.211 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

Davis 66.21 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge shortly after completion.

Davis 66.11 Jefferson Street Bridge.jpg
Jefferson Street Bridge was built in 1926.

Davis 61a N&W Rails.jpg
View of Norfolk & Western rails. Southwest Virginia Memorial Bridge crossing the New River in background is under construction.

Davis 61.31 N&W Bridge Construction.jpg
American Bridge and Iron Company constructs a Norfolk & Western bridge over the south branch of the Elizabeth River near Gilmerton.

Davis 1.8 Playground under Memorial Bridge.jpg
Children in sandbox at playgound under Memorial Bridge.

Davis 1.1 Franklin Rd Bridge.jpg
Franklin Rd. bridge over Roanoke River. H.H. Carter Lumber Co. burned down between 1955 and 1970.
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