Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Tye River Gap bridge construction
Date 1940s
Description Image of overpass construction near Tye River Gap. There are three men in the photograph, one of whom appears to be chiseling stone. A portion of a crane is visible at the left of the image. Image was taken near milepost 27.2 in section 1E where the Blue Ridge Parkway passes over Virginia State Route 56.
Location Location Name: Milepost 27
Parkway Milepost: 27.0
Latitude: 37.887922
Longitude: -79.150404
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction equipment
Nelson County (Va.)
Overpass construction
Tye River Gap (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway