Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Icy Rock Curve
Date October 31, 1936
Description Photograph shows landscape and road cut into steep rocky slope in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary When constructing the road, special consideration had to be paid to the varying weather conditions often experienced in this area. This particular area presented a challenge because of the accumulation of ice often seen on slopes of mountainous roads as well as the sharp curvature in this section of the parkway. This picture is a different angle of the earlier pictures of the Icy Rock Cuts.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Ice Rock (N.C.)
Road construction
Slope clearing
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives