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Title Bridge and Abutment Construction
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a stone and concrete bridge and abutments under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Construction of bridge 3 and abutments on the Blue Ridge Parkway, most likely at 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 #2, bridge #3."
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Bridge construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives