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Title Pine Creek Bridge #4
Date May 25, 1937
Description Photograph shows stone arch and bridge in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Single-span, concrete reinforced rigid frame arch bridge with stone facing, including stone arch rings, abutments, and spandrel walls. Total length: 49 ft; deck width: 33.3 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: Milepost 224
Parkway Milepost: 224.0
Latitude: 36.495382
Longitude: -80.967075
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Pine Creek bridges
Pine Creek (N.C.)
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives