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Title Tunnel No. 1 East Portal
Date April 28, 1943
Description Photograph shows tunnel cut into rocky hill near mile post 333.5 and station 313.5 in section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway, taken by Ted Pease on April 28, 1943. Sign alongside road indicates "Icy Road"
Commentary This photo shows the sheer amount of grunt labor used when building the Blue Ridge Parkway. The jagged top was blasted through with dynamite and was left perhaps in hopes of creating a more natural feel to the motorway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 334
Parkway Milepost: 334.0
Latitude: 35.851263
Longitude: -82.093122
Creator Individual Ted Pease
Tags Landscape
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway