- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

PETERSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia and Virginia have completed a bridge replacement project on U.S. 219.

The new $1.7 million bridge spanning Rich Creek connects Monroe County in West Virginia and Giles County in Virginia.

The bridge was funded by both states and the federal government.

The Virginia Department of Transportation developed the construction plan and acquired the right-of-way. The project was overseen by the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

West Virginia artist and Peterstown resident Pete Ballard tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1IxGEuH ) that he hopes the bridge will be named for his ancestor, Christian Peters.

Peterstown is named for Christian Peters, who settled in the community in 1784.

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com

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