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Title Project 1L3, North Abutment
Date October 20, 1949
Description Photograph of overpass construction near Irish Gap. Both walls of the overpass appear to be under construction. There are workers and various construction equipment throughout the site. The image was taken near milepost 37.5 where Section 1E meets Section 1F and the Blue Ridge Parkway passes over Virginia State Route 605. The 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
Overpass construction
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway