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Title Pine Creek Bridge #5
Date May 25, 1937
Description Photograph shows bridge with stone abutments and wood/timber guard rails in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This bridge was built in 1937. Single-span, concrete reinforced rigid frame arch bridge with stone facing, including stone arch rings, abutments, and spandrel walls. Total length: 42 ft; deck width: 33.9 ft. Roughly half of the grade separation structures and a number of bridges are faced in native stone. Stone facing for bridges was a hallmark of the “rustic style” of architecture employed by the National Park Service, which dictated the use of materials which would enable structures to harmonize with their environments.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Bodies of water
Bridges
Guard rails
Hand rails
Photographs
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Roads
Wood
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives