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Title Bridge 10, site of construction
Title Note Site bridge #10
Date August 25, 1936
Description Photograph shows proposed site for bridge over narrow creek and valley, with opposing side cleared, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Site of construction of bridge 10 on Blue Ridge Parkway near Station 656, most likely section 2A, August 25, 1936. Picture taken by W.D. Stanton. Picture taken 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/Public Works Act, 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 "Site bridge #10 looking ahead at south end. Station 656."
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Landscape development
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives