Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Block of road entirely removed by terrific stream of water
Date August 16, 1940
Description Photograph showing a missing segment of the roadway following the flood of 1940. Near mile post 306 in the area of Grandfather Mountain and section 2J of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual Granville B. Liles
Tags Flood of 1940
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Road conditions
Road damage
Storm damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway