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Title Early Construction of Bridge in Section 2A
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a bridge under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway with scaffolding and framework, with construction equipment and automobiles in the background and workers in the foreground.
Commentary Two men are witnessing the early part of bridge construction in section 2A. Notes from the image claim it is "bridge 2," which might allow one to conclude it is either the 2nd bridge in the section or Pine Creek Bridge #2. Local stones were hand laid in efforts to cut construction costs and provide a different aesthetic from a bridge constructed from cement.
Location Location Name: Milepost 223
Parkway Milepost: 223.0
Latitude: 36.49921
Longitude: -80.956352
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Construction equipment
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives