Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Bridge at site #7 Steel construction, looking back from south abutment
Title Note Handwritten: Pine Creek Bridge #7
Date March 29, 1937
Description Photograph shows a steel pier and framework for the construction of Pine Creek Bridge #7 at mile post 225 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Built in 1937, this was the earliest steel girder bridge built on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is the only bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway with steel arch piers and piers that are attached to the foundations with steel pins, allowing it to flex without damaging the structure.
Location Location Name: Milepost 225
Parkway Milepost: 225.0
Latitude: 36.485117
Longitude: -80.97784
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway