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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge Construction
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a bridge and abutments under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a worker visible on the right side of the bridge.
Commentary Construction of bridge 6 with floor built, 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 "Back from right across bridge #6. Floor built."
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Abutments
Bridge construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives