Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Portal To Tunnel #1
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows automobile on unpaved part of section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway next to a tunnel entrance.
Commentary This image shows the portal to Tunnel #1 in section 2M. Tunnels were often employed to reduce or eliminate the need for excessive landscaping. The stone masonry portals on most of the parkway tunnels were generally not part of the original construction, but were added later, mostly in the 1950s and 1960s.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Automobiles
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives