Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Gully control (after)
Date July 26, 1941
Description Photograph shows a gully after control operations near the Benge maintenance area near mile post 268 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by D. W. L. on July 26, 1941.
Commentary With the convoluted topography of mountaintop sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway, designing systems to drain away water were especially important. These consisted of ditches, waterways, and culverts.
Location Location Name: Milepost 268
Parkway Milepost: 268.0
Latitude: 36.279869
Longitude: -81.41477
Creator Individual Daniel W. Levandowsky
Tags Erosion
Land construction
Landscape restoration
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway