Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Bridge at site #7, Steel stringers
Title Note Handwritten: Pine Creek Bridge #7
Date March 29, 1937
Description Photograph shows the steel framework for Pine Creek Bridge #7 at mile post 225 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This is the only bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway with steel arch piers and piers that are attached to the foundations with steel pins, which allows it to flex without damaging the structure.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Tags Bridge construction
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway