Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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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.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway