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Title 12' x 12' Box Culvert at Station 347
Title Note Front Angle on Box Culvert Construction
Date July 27, 1940
Description Construction of a box culvert for an underpass on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This photograph was taken by "ASB" on July 27, 1940, along Section 2F at Station 347, near mile post 283.
Commentary This photograph is taken of the front of a box culvert that was under construction. Box culverts were used to create underpasses along the Blue Ridge Parkway in order to minimize intersections along the parkway. This photograph shows the amount of construction that went into every underpass -- digging and fortifying the whole, making the culvert structure, repaving the road, and leveling the above ground surface. Along section 2-F and along the Blue Ridge Parkway there are several underpasses. This underpass was built for Don Hayes Road. Underpasses such as this one were a point of extreme controversy.
Location Location Name: Milepost 283
Parkway Milepost: 283.0
Latitude: 36.220305
Longitude: -81.588177
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Blue Ridge Mountains
Bridge construction
National Park Service
Overpass construction
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway