Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Market Square Walkway
The David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
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.
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Century • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.