Time Travel: Downtown Bridgeport During World War II and Cheat Bridge Service Station West of City

By Dick Duez on October 15, 2017 from History Blog via Connect-Bridgeport.com

This is a photo of downtown Bridgeport was taken in 1941, during the time World War II was underway. The cars are a pretty good indicator of the time frame and the white buiding to the left, which is a hotel in this photo, is now home to the Bridgeport Main Street Dairy Queen.
This is Cheat Bridge Service Station shown in 1939 along U.S. Route 50 east of Grafton and west of Bridgeport. The old covered bridge built in 1835 cannot be seen due to the clump of trees located to the left of the new bridge. Notice both photos show an Esso station.
 
Editor's Note: This ongoing photo feature of pictures from Bridgeport and throughout the Mountain State is part of local historian Richard 
"Dick" Duez's collection. Duez, the unofficial historian of Bridgeport, would appreciate any scanned photos emailed to him for use here or to include in his ongoing efforts to preserve local history. You can email photos, or let him know how to acquire copies of photos you may have in your possession, to Duez at dick.do@frontier.com. 


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