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Title Va. 605 and Blue Ridge Parkway
Title Note Structure Site (Site of Underpass)
Date November 18, 1944
Description Image shows the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Virginia State Route 605. This is the proposed site of the Irish Gap Overpass which will allow the Blue Ridge Parkway to pass over Virginia State Route 605. There are two people standing near the intersection of the roadways, and they appear to be looking at a mailbox. The image was taken near milepost 37.5 near where Section 1E meets Section 1F of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken on November 18, 1944.
Location Location Name: Irish Gap Overpass
Parkway Milepost: 37.5
Latitude: 37.798333
Longitude: -79.218333
Creator Individual D.C.B.
Tags Access roads
Amherst County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Irish Gap (Va.)
Proposed sites
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway