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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Market Square Walkway

The David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk

 
 
The Market Square Walkway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. The Market Square Walkway Marker
Inscription. Above you is the Market Square Walkway, built to connect the Hotel Roanoke with downtown Roanoke, crossing the railroad in safety and comfort. There are two observation platforms to watch rail traffic here. In addition, a number of informative signs share some of the area’s rail history with the viewer.

Years ago, pedestrians walking between the Hotel area to downtown Roanoke crossed at Jefferson Street, dodging weather and both rail and automotive traffic or through a pedestrian tunnel beneath the tracks. Today, the Market Square Walkway provides the same convenience, connecting the Hotel with the most vibrant historic area of the Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke City Market. The bridge, completed in 1995 offers a panoramic view of one of America’s most active rail corridors and downtown Roanoke. The Roanoke City Market is listed as one of America’s top public spaces.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 37° 16.387′ N, 79° 56.369′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Norfolk Avenue SE west of Market Street SE, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk and Western Passenger Station
The Market Square Walkway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. The Market Square Walkway Marker
(here, next to this marker); Hotel Roanoke (within shouting distance of this marker); Roanoke - A Railroad Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Fast Freight (within shouting distance of this marker); The Finest Steam Passenger Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); Power Behind the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Norfolk and Western Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Roanoke Shops (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Roanoke.
 
More about this marker. The picture in the upper right of the marker, taken in 2006, was provided for the use on the marker by K.L. Miller of Miller Design & Photography.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
The Market Square Walkway Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
3. The Market Square Walkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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