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James River and the old Lee Bridge – 1977

Phil Riggan

@RigganRVA
November 11, 2011 2:39pm

I love the Vintage Richmond blog. So many great photos and information about Richmond, including the James River.

Vintage Richmond: James River and the old Lee Bridge - 1977Check this one on the view from Belle Isle:

From the June 1977 issue of VCU’s Commonwealth Times comes this great shot of the old Robert E. Lee Bridge. This version of the bridge opened in 1934 and was torn down in the late 80s. The current Lee Bridge opened in 1989.


About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.


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