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Title Bridge and Abutment Construction
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows stone and cement bridge and abutments under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with machinery and an automobile visible in the background.
Commentary Construction of bridge 5 and abutments 1 and 2 (part of the bridge which supports the arches) 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 "bridge #5 right wing abutment #2. Abutment #1 in distance."
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Abutments
Alleghany County (N.C.)
Automobiles
Bridge construction
Bridges
Construction
Machinery
Photographs
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Stonemasonry
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives