Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Concrete and Wood Guardrail
Date May 22, 1952
Description Photo shows a section where concrete and wood guardrail is replacing a guardrail made of stone. Part of a new rail construction by the National Park Service.
Commentary This section of the parkway was constructed between 1935 and 1939. Various federal and state agencies including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads helped with parkway construction.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Guard rails
Guard walls
Hand rails
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives