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Title Detail View of Bridge Site #6
Date June 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows a close-up view of a stone masonry wall in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Close-up view of part of bridge site #6. The stones used in its construction were local to the area, and chosen over concrete in order to save money during early periods in the Parkway’s construction. The earlier stones used in bridgework and guard wall constructions were hand cut and placed by hand, as well.
Location Location Name: Milepost 224
Parkway Milepost: 224.0
Latitude: 36.495382
Longitude: -80.967075
Creator Individual A.C. Haygard
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Bridge construction
Bridges
Construction
Photographs
Stone carving
Stonemasonry
Walls
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives