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Title Road Construction
Title Note Truck Unloading Cargo
Date March 30, 1953
Description Making fill looking south. Section 2U.
Commentary Construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Machinery
Photographs
Road construction
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives