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Title Bridge #5 42' span cost $17,520
Date May 18, 1937
Description View of bridge number five on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located at milepost 224, station 389, section 2B off of Blue Ridge Parkway. Bridge has 42 inch span and cost $17,520 dollars to build. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "EHA" on May 18, 1937.
Commentary Runoff from melting snow and rainstorms were frequent in this mountainous area, so bridges such as this one were necessary to ensure water would not pool on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 224
Parkway Milepost: 224.0
Latitude: 36.495382
Longitude: -80.967075
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridges
Cement
Culverts
Drainage
Photographs
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway