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Title Cement Pouring at Bridge #10
Date October 5, 1936
Description Photograph shows construction equipment on a hill with a chute going down the side of the hill, with other construction materials scattered at the base of the hill. Taken in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture shows the beginning of construction at bridge #10. They are just beginning to pour the cement in order to construct the second abutment at the site. Abutments were used to support and create the arches seen on most bridges of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This construction was most likely completed by the Civilian Conservation Corp.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives