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Cut No. 1, This is a photograph of the immense combination bridge across the Kanawha River in South Charleston, now in process of Construction.  This bridge is made to accomodate both the steam and trolley traffic and also foot-passengers.  The illustration here given, shows the Concrete Piers which are nearly 20 feet thick and 90 feet high.  It also shows the wooden superstructure necessary in the process of erecting the middle span of the bridge.
Caption reads, 'There are over 500 schools of this size and smaller in West Virginia.  Consolidation would make better schools and save money.'
An entire school of nineteen has been taken to school in this wagon when the mercury was 20 degree below zero. Route, 7 miles.  Carbon heater. Centralized Schools will also make good roads.
Schoolhouse in Marion County.
Cut No. 5. National road Ohio Co., where macadam has been replaced with brick paving.
Cut No. 6. A bad road in Monongalia County, West Virginia prior to organization of Good Roads Movement. Courtesy of Director Jas H. Stewart.
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 7.  Same road as that illustrated in cut No. 6 after improvement by Macadamizing. Courtesy of Director James H. Stewart.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 8 is given here to illustrate the use of the Steam Traction Engine and the Big Road Grader in preparing the road bed for macadam or other permanent improvement.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 9 represents a macadam road in process of construction, showing the grading and also the laying of the first course of stone.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 10 represents a macadam road in process of construction after the top course has been applied and is now ready for the roller.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 11 is given here to show the damage which is all the time being done by the use of narrow tired wagons on our earth roads.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 12 represents a concrete culvert passing under the Government Test Road near the city of Huntington, W.Va.  This culvert has a concrete bottom, concrete wings for retaining the road and also for catching the water.'
Caption reads, 'Cut No. 13 is a view of the the government test road near Huntington.  The final solution of the road problem rests with the National and State Governments.'