St. Albans - Nitro Bridge
opened Nov. 12, 1934
1925-04-19 Daily Mail - Bridge Bill Will Come Up Monday

1925-06-29 Daily Mail - Disagrees With Court On Bridge Bond Proposal

1925-10-01 Gazette - Business Men Association Formed

1925-10-14 Gazette - Bridge Proposed for Union District

1927-05-15 Gazette - Delegates Praised on Bridge Attitude

1927-05-15 Gazette - Mayor to Feel Out Plan for Bridges

1928-02-04 Gazette - Two Toll Spans Planned

1928-04-03 Daily Mail - St. Albans Bridge Measures is Passed

1928-06-14 Gazette - Drilling for Bridge Piers is Underway

1928-10-10 Daily Mail - Land Condemnation Committee Appointed

1928-11-25 Gazette - Land Conveyed for St. Albans Bridge

1929-04-10 Daily Mail - Land Purchased for Bridge

1929-05-19 Gazette - Approves St. Albans Bridge Application

1929-06-13 Gazette - State Authorized to Construct Bridge

1929-06-23 Daily Mail - Crossing Project Contract Made

1929-06-27 Gazette - St. Albans etal

1929-07-24 Gazette - State Drops Plan to Finance Bridge

1929-11-17 Daily Mail - Bridge Franchise is Commission Topic

1930-03-28 Daily Mail - Prepare to Start Kanawha Bridges

1930-04-23 Gazette - State WIll Start Bridge Work Soon

1930-05-08 Gazette - Delay Building of Bridge

1930-08-07 Daily Mail - New Bridge Plans Before Commission

1930-09-04 Gazette - Open Bids for Kanawha Span

1930-09-06 Gazette - Urges Use of Farm Labor on New Bridge

1930-10-01 Daily Mail - Bridge at St. Albans Held Up Indefinitely

1930-10-06 Daily Mail - Would Join Bridge Finance Projects

1932-02-12 Gazette - Clear Way for St. Albans' Span

1933-06-04 Gazette - Government to Hear Bridge Protest

1933-06-09 Gazette - St. Albans Seeks Funds for Bridge

1933-06-13 Gazette - No Protests Filed on Bridge

1933-06-14 Gazette - Advises Delay in Financing

1933-06-21 Gazette - Approval Given Bridge Project

1933-08-06 Daily Mail - St. Albans Bridge Load Plan Studied

1933-09-14 Daily Mail - Bridge Plans Forwarded

1933-11-10 Daily Mail - Funds Allotted for Road Spans

1933-12-31 Daily Mail - Await Action on St. Albans Span

1934-01-09 Daily Mail - Contracts Let for New Bridge

1934-01-11 Six Safety Directors Named in CWA Plan

1934-01-12 Daily Mail - St. Albans Residents Seek Work on Bridge

1934-03-29 Gazette - Construction Started February 16, 1934

1934-04-19 Gazette - St. Albans' Officials Sign Bonds for Bridge

1945-01-26 Gazette - Toll Bridge Robbery Brings 5-year Term

1946-02-21 Daily Mail - Redeem Unused Coupons


More Recent Newspaper Articles About the Renaming of the Bridge

1998-08-14 Daily Mail - Dick Henderson Dies

1999-03-06 Daily Mail - Bridge to be Renamed "Dick Henderson" Bridge

1999-07-08 Gazette - A Touch of Life Remembering a Friend
Click any newspaper article below to open (all are adobe pdf files)
Click HERE to see the ORIGINAL 1933 PLANS
for the St. Albans - Nitro bridge (pdf file)

Provided By: Sondra Mullins
Engineering Division, Environmental Section, WV DOT
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Bridge Renamed the "Richard J. 'Dick' Henderson Memorial Bridge" in March-1999 (see Newspaper Articles at the bottom of this page)