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Title Bull Gap Barricade Gate Damage 11/25/56
Date November 26, 1956
Description Photograph shows damage done to a barricade gate during an accident. Taken by Robert E. Howe on November 26, 1956, at Bull Gap, Milepost 376.
Commentary This barricade is in Section 2Q. Portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway are closed in winter because snow and ice makes driving conditions on the road too dangerous for motorists. The photographer is R. E. Howe, who often photographed accidents on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the damage they caused.
Location Location Name: Bull Gap
Parkway Milepost: 375.0
Latitude: 35.6698352
Longitude: -82.4712368
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Barricades
Bull Gap (N.C.)
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway