Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Grandfather Mtn. Road/Bridge Construction
Date October 2, 1981
Description Photograph shows exposed steel construction of Rough Ridge reinforced earth wall, No. 2 at the Grandfather Mountain Blue Ridge Parkway Connector. The primary focus of the photograph is the partially constructed components of the wall. The mountainous landscape can be seen in the background. Taken by C.E. Westveer, Robert Hope, and Robert G. Bruce on October 2, 1981.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individuals Robert G. Bruce
Robert Hope
C.E. Westveer
Tags Construction
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Retaining walls
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway