Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Box Culvert
Date July 27, 1956
Description Right of station 297-50, picture shows 4-foot by 4-foot box culvert headwall with small bucket on top. 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: Milepost 297
Parkway Milepost: 297.0
Latitude: 36.138059
Longitude: -81.737037
Creator Individual J.D.J.
Tags Construction
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives