Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Drainage Construction
Date May 29, 1956
Description Left of Station 2-00, partially finished pipe headwall. Taken in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary During construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway, consideration of drainage systems was a major issue, particularly given the topography of the mountain sections. Drainage systems were designed to divert water away from or underneath roads in order to keep the surfaces more intact.
Location Location Name: Section 2G
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.143989
Longitude: -81.717042
Creator Individual J.D.J.
Tags Construction
Underground pipelines
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives