Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Looking Through Tunnel #1
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows view through rock tunnel from north portal in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Tunnel #1 is found in McDowell County in section 2M. The tunnels were often employed to reduce or eliminate the need for excessive landscaping. Most of the tunnels are lined with concrete or gunite, a pneumatic cement.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Cement
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives