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Title Alignment of road. Far figure, wheel of R side; middle figure, start of plunge; near figure, directly above wreck.
Date February 23, 1941
Description This image shows the site of an automobile wreck at Milepost 251.3. A car is to the left of the road; this is not the wrecked car. The wrecked car is to the right of the road down the slope. The farthest figure to the left of the road is where the right wheel of the car was. The middle figure shows the start of the plunge down the slope. The nearest figure stands directly above the wreck at the bottom of the slope. Photo taken by Dale on February 23, 1941, Station 202, Section 2D (incorrectly identified as 2N), Milepost 251.3.
Commentary Taken in 1941 when Section 2D was already finished, this picture shows the hazards of driving on the winding mountain roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 251
Parkway Milepost: 251.0
Latitude: 36.37407
Longitude: -81.286452
Creator Individual Dale
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway