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Title Looking North Through Tunnel #2
Title Note Looking north from 100ft. at south end #2 tunnel depth to date 50 ft.
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows automobile at a portal for rock tunnel in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway; worker is visible just inside the tunnel entrance.
Commentary Tunnel #2 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 Automobiles
Construction
Masonry detail
Photographs
Rock cuts
Rocks
Tunnels
Vehicles
Workers
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives