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Title Lifting beam on to bridge
Date May 1959
Description The image shows the construction of a bridge. Two cranes are lifting an I-beam to join two others placed across a set of concrete arches. The construction area has been cleared but the surrounding area is heavily wooded. The photograph was taken during May of 1959 at milepost 128.8 in section 1N of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The photographer was Jack Boucher.
Location Location Name: Milepost 128
Parkway Milepost: 128.0
Latitude: 37.182877
Longitude: -80.052182
Creator Individual Jack E. Boucher
Tags Bridge construction
Construction equipment
Roanoke County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway