(By Senators Ball, Oliverio, Hunter,

Ross, Anderson, Sharpe, Love and Scott)

Requesting the West Virginia Division of Highways name the bridge crossing Bluestone River on Route 19 at Spanishburg, the "Hank Williams, Sr., Memorial Bridge".

Whereas, Hank Williams, Sr., had passed over the Bluestone River Bridge on Route 19 shortly before his death near Oak Hill, West Virginia, on the night of December 31, 1952; and
Whereas, The haunting melodies created by Hank Williams, Sr., have touched the souls of so many throughout the United States; and
Whereas, The contributions of Hank Williams, Sr., have helped propel country music into the billion dollar industry it is today; and
Whereas, Hank Williams, Sr., is recognized as the greatest country songwriter who has ever lived; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the West Virginia Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the bridge crossing Bluestone River on West Virginia Route 19 at Spanishburg, West Virginia, the "Hank Williams, Sr., Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Hhighways, the Ssecretary of the West Virginia Ddepartment of Ttransportation and the Ggovernor of West Virginia.