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Title Goshen Creek Bridge
Date 1950
Description Photo shows completed portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems in Section 2F2 at milepost 286.3 in 1950.
Commentary Construction in some areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway, such as portions of section 2F, were completed by the early 1950s. The beautiful views along the Parkway were enhanced by the "historic design landscape" employed by the National Park Service. Also seen in this photograph is the parkway's extraordinarily large right-of-way which averaged 800 feet throughout the Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 286
Parkway Milepost: 286.0
Latitude: 36.185532
Longitude: -81.606036
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Landscape
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway