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Title Through rock cut
Date October 1940
Description This photograph shows a through rock cut on a mountainside created during construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. An unpaved road curves from the right side of the image through the cut through area. This photograph was taken in October of 1940 near station 474 and milepost 0.5 of section 1B on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 0
Parkway Milepost: 0.0
Latitude: 38.030278
Longitude: -78.8575
Creator Individual W.A.J.
Tags Construction
Land construction
Nelson County (Va.)
Road construction
Rock cuts
Rockfish Gap (Va.)
Slopes (road cuts)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway