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Title Culvert Headwall
Date 1940
Description Culvert headwall near milepost 276-291, section 2F of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by A.S. Burns in 1940.
Commentary In order to prevent pooling of water on the Blue Ridge Parkway, designers included culverts underneath the road to allow for water to continue to flow under the road rather than remain stagnant on top of the road.
Location Location Name: Section 2F
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.207267
Longitude: -81.60265
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Bodies of water
Stone carving
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway