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Title New highway bridge over Norfolk and Western Railway
Date September 1936
Description The image shows a partially constructed bridge over a rail yard. The train cars in the foreground of the image have the word, "Virginian" stenciled across the side. Mill Mountain can be seen in the background. The bridge in the image may be the current Route 220 Franklin Road Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway. The photograph was taken by Albert S. Burns during the month of September, 1936 in Roanoke, Virgina, which is near section 1N of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Roanoke, Va.
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 37.2709704
Longitude: -79.9414267
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Bridge construction
Roanoke County (Va.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway