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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge and Abutment
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows Pine Creek Bridge #2 and abutments under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Construction of bridge 2 and abutments (part of the bridge which supports the arches) on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in section 2A. Taken on August 22, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina State Archives. Based on date, this bridge is part of the initial construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935 as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corp, which was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Civilian Conservation Corp was part of the New Deal and was implemented to give young men jobs, as well as to conserve and promote nature and land. Picture labeled "left wing abutment #1, bridge #2 complete."
Location Location Name: Milepost 223
Parkway Milepost: 223.0
Latitude: 36.49921
Longitude: -80.956352
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Abutments
Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives