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Author Topic: Historic Footage of Miscellaneous Virginia Stuff  (Read 1491 times)


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Historic Footage of Miscellaneous Virginia Stuff
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:48:17 PM »

I was alerted by Nate Rathjen of an archive of news footage from a Roanoke TV station from 1951-71 that was donated to UVa.  There are thousands of clips which cover a lot of sports and stuff from the Civil Rights movement.  But it also had stories that involved roads directly or stories where roads were shown in some way.  After looking through the titles I saved the links to about 75 of them.

In this post I present links they had related to miscellaneous highway stuff I thought was interesting.  Most are silent but anchor scripts are available for most of them underneath the video windows...

Construction of US 58-220 interchange (now US 58 Bus-US 220 Bus) - http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2218772

Blue Ridge Pkwy at US 501/James River construction: http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2217964

New (current) and old VA 122 bridge at Smith Mountain Lake, before the lake was filled.  Driving over the bridge you don't get a sense of how tall the bridge is... http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2396258

Construction of the NB VA 311 tunnel at Alleghany Station near I-64.  The original (and still used as VA 311 SB) tunnel was one-lane with a stoplight controlling it - http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2285589

Blue Ridge Pkwy and Roanoke River Bridge - http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2219490

June 1967 interview about upgrading Shirley Hwy near DC - http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2215913



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