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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 December

WSLS-TV Reporter Lee Garrett Interviews a City Official About Restoring Jefferson Street Bridge in Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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A city official tells WSLS-TV reporter Lee Garrett about the necessary repairs for Jefferson Street Bridge in Roanoke, Va. According to the man, Jefferson Street Bridge is the oldest bridge in Roanoke, built in 1889. After researching the bridge with a team of engineers, the man reports that it is unsafe for passenger use under current conditions. The man recommends that Roanoke City Council includes renovations to the bridge in the upcoming budget so that the bridge may be replaced promptly. Footage shows images of the bridge and features a voiceover of Garrett's interview.
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