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Title Work Site
Title Note Construction Site for Road and Tunnel Building
Date May 4, 1955
Description Set-up for rock crushing. Taken in section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Commentary There is a work truck carrying gravel and road construction going on, in addition to a tunnel entrance into the rock. Construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Location Location Name: Milepost 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Automobiles
Construction
Construction equipment
Machinery
Photographs
Road construction
Roads
Rocks
Trucks
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives