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Title Tye River Gap Bridge construction
Date 1940s
Description Photograph of overpass construction near Tye River Gap. There are four men working on the overpass, and one man below. At the right of the image is a crane, pieces of cut stone, and a view of the access road that will connect Virginia State Route 56 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image was taken near milepost 27.2 in section 1E where the Blue Ridge Parkway passes over Virginia State Route 56.
Location Location Name: Milepost 27
Parkway Milepost: 27.0
Latitude: 37.887922
Longitude: -79.150404
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction equipment
Nelson County (Va.)
Overpass construction
Tye River Gap (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway