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Title Detailed View of Bridge Abutment
Date June 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows a corner of a stone masonry wall with construction materials in the background, located in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Detailed view of bridge corner abutment of bridge site #6 in section 2A. 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
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives