Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Viaduct
Date June 1938
Description Viaduct at Laurel Fork. Photo taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) in June 1938 in Section 2D, Milepost 248.9.
Commentary Viaducts were used to bypass waterways, roadways, and stretches of land. This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was constructed between 1936 and mid-1938. Various federal and state agencies like the Civilian Conservation Corps and Bureau of Public Roads helped with construction.
Location Location Name: Laurel Fork Viaduct
Parkway Milepost: 248.9
Latitude: 36.387934
Longitude: -81.259914
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Laurel Fork Viaduct (N.C.)
Wilkes County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway