Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Pier #1
Title Note Handwritten: Laurel Fork Viaduct
Date June 22, 1937
Description Image shows workers and the incomplete Pier #1 of the Laurel Fork Viaduct, located near mile post 248.9 in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by L. M. H. on June 22, 1937.
Commentary This viaduct is an example of a concrete slab bridge with T beams. It was built in 1937 and the wing walls were faced with stone to blend with its surroundings.
Location Location Name: Laurel Fork Viaduct
Parkway Milepost: 248.9
Latitude: 36.387934
Longitude: -81.259914
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Bridge construction
Laurel Fork Viaduct (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway