Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge Construction Site in Section 2A
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows a creek and piles of uncut stones on the banks, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This is the site for the construction of "Bridge 5" according to the photograph's notes. It is unclear whether it is meant to be the 5th bridge in the section or Pine Creek Bridge #5. The stones in the image will eventually be hand laid during the bridges construction, first to make the abutment walls and then the wing walls.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Bodies of water
Bridge construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives