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Title Overpass looking West. Project 1L2
Title Note Irish Gap
Date October 20, 1949
Description Photograph of overpass construction near Irish Gap. One wall of the overpass is partially constructed from cut stone, and there are large piles of stone near the base of the wall. There are workers and various construction equipment throughout the site. The image was taken near milepost 37.5 near where Section 1E meets Section 1F and the Blue Ridge Parkway passes over Virginia State Route 605. Image was taken on October 20, 1949.
Location Location Name: Irish Gap Overpass
Parkway Milepost: 37.5
Latitude: 37.798333
Longitude: -79.218333
Creator Individual W.A.J.
Tags Amherst County (Va.)
Construction equipment
Irish Gap (Va.)
Overpass construction
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway