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Rivah Visitor's Guide

Bridging the Rappahannock

Introduction
imageDreams of a bridge spanning the lower Rappahannock River had been in the minds of Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula folks for generations, but in the 1940s there was a strong feeling this dream could become reality—and there was an urgency for it to happen.

Two Men Killed When Trapped On Bridge Project
An article from July 26, 1956 that ran in Kilmarnock's Rappahannock Record, details the tragic deaths of two bridge workers.

Bridge Worker’s Body Recovered
On August 2, 1956 the Rappahannock Record ran an article following up on the disappearance of a bridge worker. His body was found partially submerged in mud at the bottom of the caisson.

Old films on the bridge.

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