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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title "Bridge 3" Construction in Section 2A
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a bridge under construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with wooden framework in the center and a worker on the right side.
Commentary This is a view of the 2 abutment walls and the skeleton of a bridge during its construction. The photo notes suggest this is either the 3rd bridge in section 2A or Pine Creek Bridge #3. The stones used in the construction were local to the area, and used to cut costs and provide a unique aesthetic. The workman in the image is laying the stones by hand.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Bridge construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives