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Title Road Construction
Date May 21, 1956
Description Grade construction, left Station 2-50, in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Parkway planning involved both specifics of curvature and grade and constraints on costs that played into the actual construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Within each segment of the Parkway, several construction contracts were usually awarded. The first contract involved clearing, grubbing/removal of stumps, provisions for drainage, and rough grading. The next contracts involved the grading and surfacing of the roadway. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Section 2G
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.143989
Longitude: -81.717042
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Grading (Earthwork)
Landscape
Landscape development
Photographs
Road construction
Roads
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives