Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Landscape North to Bridge #6
Date April 10, 1937
Description Photograph shows construction vehicle on road leading to bridge #6 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with culvert and creek passing under the Blue Ridge Parkway visible at the bottom of the image.
Commentary Found in Alleghany County, Section 2A covers ground from the NC/VA line to US 21. Construction began on 9/11/35 and continued until it was opened to the public on 9/21/39.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Bridges
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives