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Jamestown Bridge Project

Scope & content

60 minute audio cassette tapes of twenty-nine former employees who held different positions with the Jamestown Bridge Commission from the years between 1940 and 1990. Some were office personnel, who had worked for the Jamestown and Newport Ferry Company before coming to work for the Bridge Commission, others worked on the actual construction of the bridge or were responsible for bridge maintenance. The tapes are accompanied by indexes to the individual interviews prepared by Sue Maden. Permission release forms also accompany the interviews. In addition to the interviews, a twelve minute VHS video tape narrated by John Ragland called “A Construction Diary” and a 64 page book with 60 illustrations chronicling the history of the bridge from its inception to 1990 written by Sue Maden are in the collection.