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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge and Abutment Construction
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a stone cement bridge and abutments under construction, with workers on the bridge in the middle, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Construction of bridge 6 and abutment 1 (part of the bridge which supports the arches) on the Blue Ridge Parkway, most likely at section 2A. Men can be seen working on bridges in middle of photograph. 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 #6 ahead at left, wing abutment #1."
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.)
Bridge construction
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives