Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title North Tunnel Portal
Title Note North of Tunnel Portal #1
Date December 14, 1936
Description Photograph shows hillside with trees, construction equipment including a crane, and a road leading to a cleared section of hillside for a proposed tunnel in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Section 2M was under construction from the summer of 1936 to 1940. This picture was taken at the end of 1936. The picture is taken from a vantage point of 325 feet away. The picture is probably of the first of the twin tunnels.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives