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Title Road Construction
Title Note Road Construction and Excavation
Date June 3, 1953
Description Excavating rock cut looking north. Taken in Section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 573.
Commentary Trucks and machinery clearing the road. 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. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 417
Parkway Milepost: 417.0
Latitude: 35.32227
Longitude: -82.82815
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Excavation
Machinery
Photographs
Rock cuts
Rocks
Tractors
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives