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Title Before grading. Cave-in on 1:1 slope. Will continue to slide unless flattened. Needs rounding.
Date July 25, 1938
Description Photo shows a soil cave-in on a slope. A car stands on the road. Taken by "MAB" on July 25, 1938, along Section 2A, Station 381+50, left/ahead milepost 224.
Commentary Along almost the entire length the Blue Ridge Parkway is constructed as an undivided two-lane road, a process which required alterations to much of the landscape during road construction. Most steep embankment slopes have been flattened to prevent cave-ins like that pictured.
Location Location Name: Milepost 224
Parkway Milepost: 224.0
Latitude: 36.495382
Longitude: -80.967075
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction
Erosion
Grading (Earthwork)
Landslides
Maintenance
Photographs
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway